NS7331 : Martyr's Grave (John Brown Memorial)

taken 11 months ago, 3 km from Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

Martyr's Grave (John Brown Memorial)
Martyr's Grave (John Brown Memorial)
This monument, erected in 1825, marks the spot where the Covenanter John Brown of the nearby farm of Priesthill was reputedly shot dead by the government soldier Graham of Claverhouse in 1685. It encloses his grave and marks it with a pillar. Covenanters were opponents of interference in the affairs of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland by the Stuart kings, and were persecuted by those loyal to the Crown.

This view shows the wider moorland setting of the monument.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Grassland  Religious sites  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Monument 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7302 3148 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:33.6248N 4:0.8906W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7303 3148
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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