MHG54051 - Coffin rest, Dunrobin Castle
A recessed ledge, built into a wall in the gardens of Dunrobin Castle, is said to be a coffin stand.
Type and Period (1)
- COFFIN REST? (Undated)
- None recorded
Photographs of a supposed coffin rest were forwarded to the HER by a participant in a Community Timelines course, run by ARCH. This is held to be a coffin stand locally. <1><2>
No indication is given of this on either 1st or 2nd edition Ordnance Survey mapping. This site sits immediately adjacent to a natural harbour at Dunrobin Castle, so it remains possible that coffins were rested here en route to Golspie. <3>
- <1> Image/Photograph(s): Private individuals. 2010. Photographs submitted by participants in ARCH Community Timeline course in Evanton and Golspie. Colour digital. Yes. Digital. XY
- <2> Collection/Catalogue/Gazetteer: ARCH and Invidual Participants. 08/2010. Additional information on a number of sites, contributed by participants in ARCH Community Timeline Courses in Evanton and Golspie. Yes. Digital. CT-G 30.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 8526 0071 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/331552/dunrobin-castle (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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