Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sanquhar: Part Four

This is the last post for Sanquhar. Even I'm a little amazed that I took so many photos of one sleepy little town!

After we left the museum, we walked back up to the train station - but made a couple stops on the way: the old school-house (looks a little fancy for a school to me, but we asked an old lady coming out of the church next door) which has stood empty for years; and the churchyard. I was looking for some old 18th century grave stones.

We didn't break in this time. We just looked in from the fence.

I don't know that I've ever seen a Star of David on a gravestone before.

Aha! Here are some oldies. These were just fragments up against the church wall. We've got wings, bones, an hour glass, spades & something else above the bones, but I'm not exactly sure what it is...

Are those cauldrons of flame? Or are they plants? Of course, there's a lovely skull in the middle as well.

Most of the gravestones looked like this one. They were extremely tall!

And  a large portion of them all had this same motif: the urn with the flowers on the side.


  1. Hmm. I think that one symbol at the top is a money bag. haha! Or maybe a piece of fruit?

    I definitely think they are cauldrons of flame!!! How thrilling would that be on a gravestone?!

  2. Ack!!! Too bad you didn't break in, I'm dying to see the insides!!!!!