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Stone shaft, view from North East

SC 565215

Description Stone shaft, view from North East

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 565215

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 73491

Scope and Content Stone pillar with jougs in the garden of The Whitehouse, Whitehouse Road, Cramond, Edinburgh The Whitehouse, an early 17th-century laird's house, stands on the west side of Whitehouse Road. The original house, built for the Primrose family, was extended in the 18th and late 19th centuries, and carefully restored in the 1990s. The garden contains several interesting relics, including this stone pillar and set of 17th-century jougs, an iron collar (now missing) and short chain used to fasten people by the neck to a wall outside a church as a form of punishment. Jougs (Scots) were used to expose sinners at the church gates to public ridicule and abuse. They were used as punishment for a wide variety of moral offences including blasphemy, drunkenness, adultery and failure to attend church on a Sunday. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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