NT8653 : A Covenanters' guard house

taken 5 years ago, near to Allanton, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

A Covenanters' guard house
A Covenanters' guard house
The lower half of this old building is said to be a guard house for Covenanting soldiers and was probably built to protect a nearby Conventicle in 1670. At the Conventicle at Allanbank, formerly known as East Nisbet, The great convenanting minister, Reverend John Blackadder, offered communion to an audience of over 3,200 people all keen to preserve Scotland's chosen church amidst the onslaught of Royalist soldiers.
As you will notice, the lower half of the building contains gun loops while the top has been added much later to form a shed.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Military Relic 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8672 5327 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.3547N 2:12.7951W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8674 5327
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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