Cullingsburgh :: Shared Description
Cullingsburgh (the local pronunciation of the village is "Culliesbroch") was obviously quite a reasonable sized settlement, and had its own church of St Mary's, but the entire village including the church are now ruinous. The dates on some of the gravestones when compared to the devastated appearance of the buildings would suggest that burials continued here after the village had been abandoned, and quite possibly after the church itself had fallen into wrack and ruin.
The wonderful Bressay Stone, now in the Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh was discovered here by chance in 1852 by a labourer digging a waste piece of ground near to St Mary's Church here. The church was said to be ruinous even then.
Adjoining the church to the north is the remains of a Pictish broch, but these are only scant remains.
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Created: Thu, 24 Nov 2011, Updated: Fri, 27 Jan 2012
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