NS7993 : Mar's Wark: couplet detail

taken 4 years ago, near to Stirling, Great Britain

Mar's Wark: couplet detail
Mar's Wark: couplet detail
There are three couplets carved on Mar's Wark; the words are as though spoken by the building itself to the onlooker. For the other two couplets, see NS7993 : Mar's Wark: couplet detail (south tower) and NS7993 : Mar's Wark: couplet detail (main archway).

The one shown here is on the north tower (just left of centre in NS7993 : Mar's Wark); it reads as follows:

"The moir I stand on oppin hitht
My faultis moir subject ar to sitht"

(The more I stand on open height /
My faults more subject are to sight)
Mar's Wark

The ruin, which stands on the west side of Mar Place, was built c.1570 by John Erskine (Earl of Mar and latterly Regent of Scotland) as a seat of the Erskine family. See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for a detailed description, the listing details at LinkExternal link for a summary of the remains, and LinkExternal link (at Historic Scotland) for the history of the building.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 March, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
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Building Detail 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7922 9374 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:7.2643N 3:56.6593W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7923 9374
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