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Bathgate, Old Parish Church, Covenanter's Tomb

Covenanters Grave (17th Century)

Site Name Bathgate, Old Parish Church, Covenanter's Tomb

Classification Covenanters Grave (17th Century)

Canmore ID 47771

Site Number NS96NE 9.01

NGR NS 9900 6814

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Bathgate
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS96NE 9.1 9900 6814.

(Name: NS 9905 6811) Covenanter's Tomb (NR) (AD 1673)

OS 6" map (1914)

A recumbent stone measuring 2'5" by 6'4" lies c.30' S of the church. It has obviously been recut and bears the inscription: HERE LIES THE BODY / OF JAMES DAVIE / WHO WAS SHOT AT / BLACKDUB APRIL / 1673 BY HERON / FOR HIS ADHERING TO / THE WORD OF GOD / AND SCOTLANDS CO / VENANTED WORD OF / REFORMATION IN / OPPOSITION TO POPERY PRELACAY PER / JURY AND TYRANNY / REPAIRED BY A FEW / IN THIS PARISH. The date of repair is illegible. RCAHMS 1929, visited 1924

This tombstone, as described, is situated at NS 9900 6814.

Visited by OS (FDC) 6 May 1953 .

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