Scottish Monuments and Tombstones, Volume 1


Scottish Monuments and Tombstones, Volume 1 - Charles Rogers, LL.D. . "Monuments are as milestones in the path of civilization" declares the author in the preface to this work, on which he spent eleven years and in which he presents information from about 250 parishes, grouped by county. While the two volumes do not cover every Scottish parish, "the omissions are not very numerous." The counties covered in this volume are: Ayrshire, Berwickshire, Dumfriesshire, Edinburghshire, Haddingtonshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Linlithgowshire, Peeblesshire, Renfrewshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Wigtonshire. The tombstones dealt with in this work date from as long ago as the 13th century. For each parish there typically appear some quoted tombstone inscriptions, plus some description of the cemetery and sometimes some history of it or connected with it. Sources are cited at the bottom of pages on which they appear, and for greater ease of reference an everyname index is appended to each volume. The frontispiece is an engraving of Sir Walter Scott's monument in Edinburgh.

(1871), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 552 pp.

ISBN: 9780788406843