NS8330 : James Gavin Monument, Main Street

taken 7 years ago, near to Douglas, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

James Gavin Monument, Main Street
James Gavin Monument, Main Street
Monument to a local tailor who suffered for refusing to renounce his Presbyterian principles during the period that came to be known by the Covenanters as "The Killing Time". The lintel from the door of his ruined cottage, which stood here until 1968, is incorporated in the monument.

The plaque relates that:

"On this site dwelt James Gavin, tailor, hero of the Covenant. He incurred the special enmity of Claverhouse, who wantonly severed the ears from his head with Gavin's own shears, about the year 1684. To commemorate and perpetuate the brutal outrage Gavin carved the stone that is set into this cairn, and put it above the door of the house erected by him on this site, years after his return from banishment to the island of Barbadoes."

See Gavin's carving here NS8330 : James Gavin Monument detail
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8352 3074 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:33.3834N 3:50.8892W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8352 3074
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