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Glencorse old parish church West face, detail of gravestone of Patrick Proudfoot and Janet Hunter d.1742; 'Green Man' face and 'MEMENTO MORI' legend above a tympanum filled by a winged cherub.

SC 549708

Description Glencorse old parish church West face, detail of gravestone of Patrick Proudfoot and Janet Hunter d.1742; 'Green Man' face and 'MEMENTO MORI' legend above a tympanum filled by a winged cherub.

Catalogue Number SC 549708

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 4039/15

Scope and Content Gravestone of the Proudfoot family (west face), Glencorse Old Church, Midlothian This gravestone commemorates the family of Patrick Proudfoot who died in 1742. His wife and children are also buried here. Various symbols have been used on the west face. Atop the stone is an ogre-like Green Man, (signifying the regeneration of life out of death), amidst a Memento Mori ('Remember You Must Die') inscription, exhorting us to consider our own mortality. Sometimes grotesque, cat-like or human, though always sprouting foliage, the face of the Green Man can be found in church architecture across Britain, and appears on post-Reformation gravestones almost exclusively in Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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