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Caldons, Glentrool, Covenanter's Grave

Covenanters Grave (17th Century)

Site Name Caldons, Glentrool, Covenanter's Grave

Classification Covenanters Grave (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Martyr's Tomb

Canmore ID 63000

Site Number NX37NE 4

NGR NX 39710 78836

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Minnigaff
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX37NE 4 39710 78836.

(NX 3971 7883) Martyrs' Tomb (NAT).

OS 6" map (1957)

A tombstone, said to be the first carved by 'Old Mortality' Robert Paterson, erected to mark the communal grave of six Covenanters killed by soldiers while they were holding a service in Caldoris Wood in January 1685.

M Harper 1896

This tombstone is enclosed within a square wall 1.4m high. A plaque set into the wall states "In memory of six martyrs who suffered at this spot for their attachment to the covenanted cause of Christ in Scotland Jan 23 1685". There is no evidence to link this tombstone with the work of Robert Paterson.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (SFS) 5 April 1976


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