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Glen Croe, Rest And Be Thankful Memorial Stone

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glen Croe, Rest And Be Thankful Memorial Stone

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rest And Be Thankful

Canmore ID 23751

Site Number NN20NW 1

NGR NN 23018 07318

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/23751

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Lochgoilhead And Kilmorich
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Activities

Field Visit (October 1988)

At the summit [of Glen Croe] (261m OD; NN230073) there is a round-headed granite headstone inscribed 'Rest & Be Thankful / Military Road Rep(aire)d / by 93rd Reg(imen)t 1768 / Transferred to Comm(issione)rs for H(ighland) R(oads) & B(ridges) / in the year 1814'. An earlier stone with the date 1748, set into 'a semi-circular seat made in turf', was described by Pococke in 1760, but the existing stone may be the one seen in 1819 by Southey, beside ' a seat in the green bank, looking down Glencroe'.

RCAHMS 1992 (Visited October 1988)

Pococke 1887

Southey 1929

Field Visit (29 June 2012)

This stone stands at the S end of the carpark at the head of Glen Croe, at NN 23018 07318. It is as described by RCAHMS in 1988.

Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 29 June 2012

Archaeological Evaluation (30 September 2013)

NN 22980 07379 An evaluation of a large mound was carried out on 30 September 2013 in advance of the construction of a bus turning circle. The mound proved to be entirely natural in origin.

Archive: Argyll Archaeology

Funder: Argyll and Bute Council

Clare Ellis, Argyll Archaeology, 2013

(Source: DES)

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