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Craighaugh, Hislop's Grave

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Craighaugh, Hislop's Grave

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Covenanter's Tomb

Canmore ID 67296

Site Number NY29NW 3

NGR NY 24806 98622

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Eskdalemuir
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY29NW 3 24806 98622.

(NY 2481 9861) Hislop's Grave (NR) (AD 1685)

OS 6" map (1965)

A 'through' stone commemorates Andrew Hislop, a Covenanter, shot at this spot by Sir James Johnston of Westerhall and John Graham of Claverhouse on 12th May 1685, and buried here.

The inscription reads; "HERE LYES ANDR HISLOP / MARTYR SHOT DEAD UPON / THIS PLACE BY SIR JAMES / JOHNSTON OF WERHALL / AND JOHN GRAHAM OF C / LAVERHOUSE FOR ADHERI / NG TO THE WORD OF GOD / CHRIST'S KINGLY GOVERN / MENT IN HIS HOUSE AND / YE COVENANTED WORK OF / REFORMATION AGNST TYRAN / NY, PERGURY AND PRELACY / MAY 12 1685 REV 12. 11. HALT P / ASSENGER ONE WORD WI- / TH THEE OR TWO WHY I LY / HERE WOULDST THOU TRU- / LY KNOW BY WICKED HAN- / DS, HANDS CRUEL AND UNJ- / UST WITH-OUT ALL LAW / MY LIFE FRM ME THEY / THRUST & BEING DEAD / THEY LEFT ME ON THIS S / POT, & FOR BURIAL THIS / SAME PLACE I GOT. TR- / UTHS FRIENDS IN ES / KDALE NOW TRIUMPH / THEN LET, VIZ THE FAITH- / FUL FOR MY SEAL (THAT) / GOT 1702."

The Inscription was inserted in 1702 and repaired by subscription in 1825.

OS Name Book 1857; RCAHMS 1920, visited 1912; J and R Hyslop 1912.

As described. The slab measures 1.7m x 0.8m and rests on sandstone slabs 0.9m high. It was repaired again in 1884.

Visited by OS (IA) 22 October 1973

No change to previous report.

Visited by OS (MJF) 30 August 1978.

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