Sunday, 17 August 2008

Ancient gravestones at Dirleton Churchyard

This stone broken in two parts (top half shown) has an inscription in Latin with some Greek words. It is thought to be for William Ferguison and his wife Helen Smyth. probably dated c 1663.

This stone is dated 1740 and the inscription is for a Janet Seton

A Green Man carving on the west side of Janet Seton's headstone. This is a pagan symbol.

Figures appear on either side of Janet Seton's headstone. here is the detail of the one on the right side (west face). A mermaid perhaps!

This imposing mural monument is situated on the east side of the church. At the top is a coat of arms. The inscription is now unreadable but is thought to belong to the Heriot family who were important in East Lothian in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

1 comment:

Julie M said...

Interesting about the Green Man and the mermaid...