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Cavers House, St Cuthbert's Church, Churchyard

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
  • Alternative name(s)
  • Canmore ID
  • Site type
  • Parish
  • Council
  • NGR
    NT 54050 15576
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.431908N, 2.727681W
  • Archaeological notes
    NT51NW 7.01 Centred 5405 1658 TOMBSTONES. The following tombstones were noted in churchyard : (1) A recumbent slab of 13th-century date lying within 10 ft. of the E gable. Measuring 6 ft. 4 in. in length by 10 in. thick, it tapers from 2 ft. to 1 ft. 3 3/4 in. in width. The upper surface was borne a circular floriated cross-head now almost obliterated. The cross-shaft, however, is in better preservation, showing a knop beneath the cross-head and having six trefoiled branches extending chevronwise from each side. (2) A small table-tomb inscribed OBITT / IOHAN/NA MA/GEL / ANNO / 1936. (3) A headstone commemorating MAGRET LEIDON SPOUSE TO GEORG (sic) HOG, who died in 1695, and IANET ELLIOT, another wife of the same, who died in 1705. (4) A large headstone dated 1626, commemorating ADAM NIGROL and his wife MARGRET SMETH and recording that they died on the same day. (5) A slab, almost wholly hidden by turf, on which can be read a few letters of 17th-century style. This churchyard also contains a number of headstones and slabs which are either illegible or grassed over; some of these almost certainly date from before 1707. RCAHMS 1956, visited 1933 and 1945
  • Architectural notes

Related material information


  • 96398 (1920)
    Ecclesiastical research material. Copy of John Baxter's plans, sections and elevations (1795) of Old Parish Church, Bellie. Survey plans, elevations and details of churches including Cawdor Parish Church; St Andrew's Parish Church, Golspie; Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling; and ex-Scotland, Holland, Rotterdam. Details of lecterns at England, Hampshire, St Mary Bourne; and Sherborne St John. Details of tombstones at St Cuthbert's Church, Cavers House; and Bunkle Old Church.


  • 1356670 ()
    View of gravestone showing angel with hourglass, Cavers House Churchyard


  • 96398 ()
    Folder of photographs and research notes on graveyards in Roxburghshire.


  • 96398 (1970)
    View of gravestone showing angel with hourglass, Cavers House Churchyard
  • 96398 (1986)
    Detail of headstone.
  • 96398 (1986)
    General view of pedestal, 1771 and obelisk, 1805.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Roxburghshire, Sheet XXVI1858

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Roxburgh, Sheet 026.011858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Roxburgh, Sheet 026.011858