NS5335 : The Gallowlaw Cairn

taken 1 year ago, near to Sornhill, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

The Gallowlaw Cairn
The Gallowlaw Cairn
This monument was erected in 1926 to the memory of James Smith of Threepwood, a Covenanter who was shot and killed by Capt. Inglis of the government troops in 1684, during the uprising against attempts by the Stuart kings to impose bishops and Anglican styles of worship on Presbyterian Scots.

It sits on the site of a probable ancient cairn, of which any discernible remains are vague.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 October, 2020   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5314 3538 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:35.3905N 4:19.9108W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5313 3538
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Covenanters  Covenanters Memorial 

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