NO4011 : The Provost of Ceres

taken 1 year ago, near to Ceres, Fife, Great Britain

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The Provost of Ceres
The Provost of Ceres
The Rev. Thomas Buchanan, Minister of Ceres 1578-99, was the last Provost of Ceres. The Toby jug figure was the work of local stonemason John Howie [1820-], and is reputed to be a likeness of the Rev. Buchanan; Howie also carved the surround and niche, and the panel below, depicting a scene from the Battle of Bannockburn. It was originally placed in the garden of the manse at Kirklands in 1837, and remained there undisturbed until 1933, when it was sold by Mr Ogilvie, postmaster and then owner of Kirklands, to Mrs Lindsay of Cupar. The loss of the figure upset the people of Ceres and it was bought back and placed in a central position in the village LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Fife  Ceres 
Person (from Tags)
John Howie 
Primary Subject of Photo
Statue 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4004 1152 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:17.5389N 2:58.2180W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4003 1152
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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