Listed Building

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DEERNESS, THE COVENANTER'S MEMORIALLB18573

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
08/12/1971
Local Authority
Orkney Islands
Planning Authority
Orkney Islands
Parish
St Andrews And Deerness
NGR
HY 5706 865
Coordinates
357060, 1008650

Description

1888. Tapering square-plan memorial column; stepped plinth; cushion capital; small cuboid finial. Harl-pointed squared and roughly coursed rubble; pointed-arched inscribed granite plaque to S face.

Statement of Special Interest

Erected in 1888 by public subscription on the lands of Steven Bichan, Denwick. Commemorates the wreck of The Crown, which was carrying up to 250 Covenanters. In 1679, prisoners taken at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge were held in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. They were put on board a ship bound for the plantations in America but it was wrecked in stormy seas off Scarva Taing on 10th December, 1679: not more than 50 prisoners escaped death.

References

Bibliography

S P B Mais, ISLE OF THE ISLAND (1934) p 137; 3RD S A (1951),

p 164; L Burgher, ORKNEY, AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1991), p 32; J Gifford, HIGHLAND AND ISLANDS (1992), p 295;

J MacKay (pub), ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ORKNEY AND SHETLAND, p37.

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