MHG54051 - Coffin rest, Dunrobin Castle

Summary

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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8526 0071 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet NC80SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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