NS7135 : Auchengilloch Monument

taken 1 year ago, near to Auchengilloch [hill or Mountain], South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

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Auchengilloch Monument
Auchengilloch Monument
This monument memorializes the conventicles that were once held in the nearby hollow. Conventicles were secretive outdoor religious services held by the Covenanters and their followers; Covenanters were Scottish Presbyterians of the seventeenth century who resisted attempts by the Stuart kings to impose bishops and Anglican styles of worship on the Church of Scotland.

The inscription on this side of the monument, replicated in the plaque, reads as follows:

'This monument which was generously executed by the gratuitous labours of a few friends of the Scottish Reformation was occasioned by a sermon delivered here on Sabbath the 6th of July 1834 by the Rev. William Logan Lesmahagow. From Rev. 7.14 "These are they which came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb."'

The inscription on the opposite side reads:

'Erected by their countrymen in memory of the Presbyterians of Scotland who were frequently compelled to seek safety from persecution in the reigns of Charles II and James II by holding their meetings for preaching the Gospel and religious purposes in this sequestrated place and whose patriotism and piety they record with admiration and gratitude.'
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 October, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 31 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Religious sites  Moorland 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7144 3576 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:35.9059N 4:2.5123W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7144 3576
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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