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Durisdeer Parish Church, Queensberry Aisle And Douglas Vault

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    DURISDEER CHURCH, BURIAL VAULT; QUEENSBERRY MONUMENT; QUEENSBERRY MAUSOLEUM
  • Canmore ID
    120885
  • Site type
    COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT, MAUSOLEUM, VAULT
  • Parish
    DURISDEER
  • Council
    DUMFRIES-SHIRE
  • NGR
    NS 89399 03776
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.315588N, 3.744286W
  • Archeological notes
    N/A
  • Architectural notes
    See also NS80SE 12 00 for Durisdeer Parish Church NS80SE 12 02 for Durisdeer Parish Church, Churchyard NMRS Print Room W Schomberg Scott Photograph Collection 1 detailed view of the Queensberry monument (another print of this is bound in a separate folder) Accession No 1997/39 Taken from C T Ramage's ' Drumlanrig and the Douglases' The number in brackets [ ] relates to the numbered coffin on NMRS plan DC 29758 'Appendix. No. III. DOUGLAS VAULT. 1. Coffin with bones of the ancestors of the Dukes of Queensberry. [10] 2. Coffin with inscription, "Isabella Douglas, Duchess of Queensberry." She was wife of William, first Duke, created 3rd November, 1684, and sixth daughter of William, first Marquis of Douglas. [11] 3. Coffin with inscription, "Lord George Douglas." He was third son to William, first Duke, and died unmarried at Sanquhar, in July, 1693. His father presented the books belonging to this young nobleman to the library of the Faculty of Advocates at Edinburgh, where the presses containing them are thus inscribed:- "Libb. incomparabilis adolescentis D D. Geo. Douglas, quos pater, Guil. Dux de Queensberrie, illo mortuo, Facultati Advocatorum donavit, hisc tribus for. inclusi." [9] 4. Lead coffin with inscription, "James Douglas, Duke of Queensberry and Dover." He was born at Sanquhar Castle, 18th December, 1622, and educated at Glasgow University. He is the Union Duke, and died in 1711. [13] 5. Coffin of Mary Boyle, Duchess of Queensberry and Dover, wife of the second Duke. She was fourth daughter of Charles, Lord Clifford, eldest son of Richard, Earl of Burlington and Cork. She died 2nd October, 1709. [14] 6. Coffin inscribed "Charles, Duke of Queensberry and Dover, Marquess of Dumfriesshire and Beverley, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald, and Ross, Lord Douglas of Kinmount, Middlebie, and Dornock, &c., Baron Rippon, died October 12th, 1778, in the 80th year of his age." He and his Duchess having given offence by their patronage of the poet Gay, were forbidden to appear at Court by George II. He died in London, and was buried in this vault. [2] 7. Coffin with the inscription, "Her Grace Catherine, Duchess of Queensberry and Dover, died July 17th, 1777, aged 76 years." Catherine Hyde was wife of Charles, third Duke, and second daughter of Henry, Earl of Clarendon and Rochester. [1] 8. Coffin inscribed, "Henry Douglas, Earl of Drumlanrig, died October 19th, 1754." He was the eldest son of Charles, third Duke. After passing some weeks with his newly-married wife, Lady Elizabeth Hope, eledest daughter of John, second Earl of Hopetoun, at Drumlanrig, they proceeded to England, when Lord Drumlanrigh, riding before the carriages, was killed by a discharge on one of his own pistols, near Bawtry, in Yorkshire, in his thirty-second year. [8] 9. Coffin inscribed "Elizabeth Hope, Dowager Countess of Drumlanrig. Born March 1st, 1736; died April 7th, 1756." The Countess never recovered the shock which was occasioned by the sad death of her husband, and died two years afterwards. [4] 10. Coffin inscribed "Charles Douglas, Earl of Drumlanrig, died October 24th, 1756, aged 30 years." He was second son of Duke Charles. Being in delicate health, he was obliged to leave Britain for a warmer climate, and was in Lisbon on November 1st, 1755, when the fatal earthquake happened. Returning home next year, he died at Ambresbury, in Wiltshire. [3] 11. A coffin inscribed, "Natus 18, Mai Anno, 1696, October 21, dressit, Anno, 1696." This is, no doubt, William, Earl of Drumlanrig, born May 18th, 1696, dying an infant seven months old. [6] 12. "Lady isabel, daughter of James, Duke of Queensberry; born August 11th, 1691, died July 17th, 1695." [8] In the vault there are other lead coffins without any inscription; also, some small lead cases, measuring about 15 inches by 16; also, a round lead case 24 inches by 9; also, a large lead case, in which are portions of wood and three skull caps that have been cut off with a saw.'

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1311013 ()
    Detail of Queensbury monument.
  • 1157378 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Detail of painted coat of arms on vaulted ceiling.
  • 1157377 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. E wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 1157376 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 1157375 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 1157374 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of coat of arms.
  • 1157373 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of putto on right side.
  • 1157372 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of effigies.
  • 1157371 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of scroll with cherubs.
  • 1157368 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of memorial panel.
  • 1157367 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, view of effigies and memorial panel.
  • 437014 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of putto on left side.
  • 371178 ()
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.

PRINT ROOM

  • 120885 ()
    Postcard. View of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (1950)
    Bound set of photographs showing images of Dalmeny, Thirlestane Castle, Farnell, Castle Fraser, Mercat Cross Preston, The Drum, Jedburgh Tolbooth, Stenton, Newliston and Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (1960)
    Photographic view from North West.
  • 120885 (1960)
    Interior. Photographic view of cherub.
  • 120885 (1960)
    Photographic view of doorway.
  • 120885 (1960)
    Photographic view from North West.
  • 120885 (1870)
    Historic photograph. Interior, detail of Queesnberry Monument.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Plan and section of burial vault showing layout of coffins, detail of boss and section through rib.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 120885 ()
    Copy of drawing of interior and exterior.
  • 120885 ()
    Detail of Queensbury monument.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of putto on left side.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of effigies with scroll and cherubs above.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of coat of arms.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Baldacchino, detail of crown.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Baldacchino, detail of canopy and columns.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. E wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of coat of arms.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of putto on left side.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of effigies.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Detail of painted coat of arms on vaulted ceiling.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Detail of painted coat of arms on vaulted ceiling.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Baldacchino, detail of underside of canopy.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Baldacchino, detail of decoration on canopy.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Baldacchino, detail of column capital.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. W wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. E wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. S wall, detail of carved panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of urn.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of putto on right side.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of putto on right side.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of putto on left side.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of female effigy with pillow.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of effigies.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of scroll with cherubs.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of scroll with cherubs.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of memorial panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of memorial panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, view of effigies and memorial panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, view of effigies and memorial panel.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of effigies with scroll and cherubs above.
  • 120885 (23/1/1998)
    Interior. Queensberry Monument, detail of effigies with scroll and cherubs above.
  • 120885 ()
    Interior. View of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (1950)
    View (postcard) inscr; 'Queensberry Monument, Durisdeer Church'
  • 120885 (11/1961)
    Interior. Detail of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (11/1961)
    Interior. Detail of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (11/1961)
    Interior. Detail of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (1975)
    General view from NE.
  • 120885 (30/1/1985)
    General view from NE.
  • 120885 (30/1/1985)
    General view from E.
  • 120885 (1900)
    Copy of historic photograph showing interior view of Queensberry Monument and baldacchino.
  • 120885 (1930)
    Interior. View of column of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (1930)
    Interior. View of Queensberry Monument
  • 120885 (1930)
    Interior. View of Queensberry Monument
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, view of two coffins.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of turned wood decoration on coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of inscription on coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of coffin.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, detail of corbel.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, general view.
  • 120885 (30/7/1997)
    Interior. Douglas vault, general view.
  • 120885 (1695)
    Photographic copy of text, titled 'Bond. Mr James Smith and his Cautioner To The Duke of Queesberry Anant His Graces Buriall Place, 1695'.
  • 120885 (26/3/1707)
    Photographic copy of text, titled 'warrant to Mr John Montgomerie'.
  • 120885 (1708)
    Photographic copy of text, titled 'Heritable Bond. Mr James Smith to the Duke of Queensberrie 1708'.
  • 120885 (1708)
    Photographic copy of text, titled 'Heritable Bond, Mr James Smith to the Duke of Queensberrie 1708'.
  • 120885 (1695)
    Photographic copy of text, titled 'Contract betwixt The Duke of Queensberrie and Mr James Smith Anent His Graces Buriall Place 1695'.
  • 120885 (1695)
    Photographic copy of text, titled 'Contract betwixt The Duke of Queensberrie and Mr James Smith Anent His Graces Buriall Place 1695'.
  • 120885 (1695)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing section and elevation.
  • 120885 (1985)
    Reconstructed view from E, with tower and cupolas and showing part of churchyard.
  • 120885 (1960)
    Interior. View of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (1950)
    Interior. Detail of Queensberry Monument.
  • 120885 (1950)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing sketch plan and end elevation of church and mausoleum.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1244470 (15/8/2011)
    Oblique aerial view of Durisdeer, centred on the parish church, taken from the N.
  • 1244469 (15/8/2011)
    Oblique aerial view of Durisdeer, centred on the parish church, taken from the NE.
  • 1244468 (15/8/2011)
    Oblique aerial view of Durisdeer, centred on the parish church, taken from the E.
  • 1244467 (15/8/2011)
    Oblique aerial view of Durisdeer, centred on the parish church, taken from the SSW.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Dumfriesshire, Sheet XIV1856

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumfries, Sheet 014.111856