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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Lochaber
Town
Glencoe
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
17th Century Wars (1600-1699)
Maker
Messrs Alex. Macdonald, Aberdeen Granit Works (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: August 1883
    Attended by: Ellen Burns MacDonald
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44802
Current location

Take road opposite War Memorial - no parking there so park near War Memorial
Upper Carnoch
Glencoe
Lochaber
Highland
PH49 4HU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 10509 58795
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone base surmounted by slender tapering shaft and Celtic Cross tablet set into the front face of the base with dedicatory inscription in black lettering on it. whole is enclosed by wrought iron railings. Coloured crest and coat of arms of Mrs Macdonald at the top centre of the tablet
Inscription
NEC TEMPORE NEC FATO (Mrs Macdonald Crest and Coat of Arms) THIS CROSS / IS REVERENTLY ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF / McIAN CHIEF OF THE MACDONALDS / OF GLENCOE / WHO FELL WITH HIS PEOPLE / IN THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE / OF 13 FEB: 1692 / BY HIS DIRECT DESCENDANT / ELLEN BURNS MACDONALD OF GLENCOE / AUGUST 1883 / THEIR MEMORY LIVETH FOR EVERYMORE /
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 17th Century Wars (1600-1699)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, date of death, place of death, forename, manner of death, relationships, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • John o' Groat Journal - Thursday 08 November 1883 - Cross is based on the seventh Century Gosforth Cross. The whole is in one block of dark red granite, 18 feet long, richly carved with runic scrolls, following the best examples. The trunk of the cross resembles that of Gosforth, and its head, with circular ring, is tastefully ornamented with Celtic symbols of the Trinity. The structure has been erected upon a cairn of rough grey granite blocks, 7 feet high, into which is set a massive red granite panel, with an appropriate inscription in polished letter, surmounted by Mrs Macdonald's crest and coat of arms.

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