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Recording Your Heritage Online

Event ID 563356

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online


Old Kirkyard, Keithhall Road. 'The walls of the old kirk were demolished about the beginning of the 19th century and the

kirkyard dykes built with the stones.' The Bass (motte) and Little Bass (bailey) surgically separated in 19th century. Robert Bruce lay sick in Inverurie on the eve of his victory of Barra at Yule, 1308. Four Pictish stones (including unique single horse), 17th-century stones (eg Walter Innes of Ardtannes, 1616) and ball-capped gatepiers. Mortsafe tackle now

in Inverurie Museum (above Library). On grave of Helen Bruce who died in her 28th year:

O, painted piece of living clay;

Man be not proud of thy short day;

For like a lily fresh and green

She was cut down, and no more seen.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press

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