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Paisley

Commemorative Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Paisley

Classification Commemorative Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 43144

Site Number NS46SE 20

NGR NS 48 63

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Paisley (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS46SE 20 48 63.

In Paisley Museum is a sculptured stone, bearing two male heads said to represent the two Covenating martyrs, John Park and James Algie, who were hanged at Pailsey Cross on 3rd February 1685. They were buried in the common burial ground at the Gallow-green; in 1789 their remains were removed to Woodside Cemetery, where a monument to them has been erected (at NS 4711 6385).

W M Metcalfe 1909

The exact provenance of this stone is not known to the curator of Paisley Museum.

Visited by OS (JHO) 30 March 1951

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