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Ellon Castle, Terrace, Sundial

Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ellon Castle, Terrace, Sundial

Classification Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 122231

Site Number NJ93SE 29.03

NGR NJ 95997 30721

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Ellon
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

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Sundial, c.1717, cubical, with three cherubs' heads on top, said to have been erected in memory of the two elder sons of Bailie Gordon who were murdered in 1717 by their tutor, Robert Irvine, for having related 'some liberties they saw him take with their mother's maid'. Irvine's wrath was wreaked in public, he was apprehended by an angry crowd and hanged two days later.

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


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