NS2811 : The Preaching Brae

taken 5 years ago, near to Maybole, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

The Preaching Brae
The Preaching Brae
Maybole was a stronghold for the Covenanting cause of the late 17th century. One of the leading Covenanters, Donald Cargill, preached at a conventicle at Ladycross in May 1681 NS2910 : The Covenanters Gathered Here. Local place names record the times the Preaching Brae, Cargilston Farm, Cargill Avenue, Cargill Road and the former Cargill Church.
A large whinstone boulder marked the meeting place where the conventicles were held. The stone was broken up in the 19th century with most of it used to construct the base of the Memorial on the Cross Roads, standing in the corner of a field where Cargill had preached. NS2911 : Maybole Covenanters Remembered
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2849 1157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:22.0848N 4:42.4690W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2855 1144
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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