Historic Churchyards

  • Girthon Former Parish Church
  • Glencairn Parish Church
  • Holywood Parish Church
  • Kirkbean Parish Church

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Monuments of all shapes and sizes

Some of the earliest Christian memorials in Scotland are found in Dumfries and Galloway. Most of the early crosses have been moved in to museums or churches to protect them from the weather and include the Latinus Stone at Whithorn and the Kirkmadrine Stones near Sandhead. Hogback tombstones were located at Gretna and fragments can be seen in Dumfries Museum.

Churchyards contain a wide variety of tombs, monuments and stones which can be classified into the following types:

Headstone

Wall tablet

Flat stone

Table stone

Chest tomb

Square monument

Broken column

Obelisk

Freestanding cross

Sculpture

Mortality
Mortality
Immortality
Immortality
Trades
Trades and Heraldry

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