NS9935 : Symington: the graveyard watch-house

taken 9 years ago, near to Symington, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Symington: the graveyard watch-house
Symington: the graveyard watch-house
This old building, dating to around 1800, lies on the edge of the kirkyard at Symington Kirk. It was built to provide shelter for men watching over new burials so as to prevent their theft by grave-robbers. Corpses were in great demand in the major anatomy schools in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010
Watch house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 998 351 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:35.9567N 3:35.4205W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 998 351
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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