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Loudon Kirk, Martyr's Grave

Covenanters Grave (17th Century), Gravestone (17th Century)

Site Name Loudon Kirk, Martyr's Grave

Classification Covenanters Grave (17th Century), Gravestone (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Covenanter's Grave

Canmore ID 42777

Site Number NS43NE 5

NGR NS 4930 3738

NGR Description NS c. 4930 3738

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Loudoun
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS43NE 5 c. 4930 3738

NS43NE 1 49292 37387 Loudoun Kirk

(NS 4930 3738) Martyr's Grave (Flemming) (NAT)

OS 25" map (1856)

The grave of the martyr, Thomas Flemming is in the graveyard at Loudoun Kirk. The headstone is inscribed: 'Here lies Thomas Flemming of Loudoun Hill, who for his appearing in arms in his own defence and in defence of the Gospel according to the obligations of Our National Covenants and agreeable to the Word of God was shot in a Rencounter at Drumclog June 1st 1679 by bloody Graham of Claverhouse' (Name Book 1856). Gibson (1881) also describes this stone, but says that the grave is E of the Tower of Loudoun (NS53NW 8).

J H Thomson 1903

Not located. There are, however, a number of worn, illegible stones in the graveyard.

Visited by OS (JRL) 7 July 1982

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