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Overcairn

Commemorative Monument (19th Century), Covenanters Grave (17th Century)

Site Name Overcairn

Classification Commemorative Monument (19th Century), Covenanters Grave (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Waistland; Barshare Farm; Afton Bridgend

Canmore ID 44701

Site Number NS61SE 2

NGR NS 6633 1297

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/44701

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish New Cumnock
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS61SE 2 6633 1297.

(NS 6633 1297) Martyrs' Monument (NAT)

OS 6" map (1958)

Two Covenanters, named Corson and Hair, were caught by soldiers in a hollow on Cairn farm and shot on the spot. A stone pillar on the south side of the Sanquhar - New Cumnock road marks the spot where they are buried.

J Brown 1891

A modern monument inscribed "George Corson and John Hair. Shot for adherence to there faith in 1685."

Visited by OS (JFC) 23 June 1954

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (JRL) 3 March 1978

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