We will be making some essential changes to our website hosting which will affect our websites from Friday 6 – Monday 9 December. During this time, this website will not be available. We thank you for your patience while we work to improve the stability of our websites. For further updates, check our Twitter @HistEnvScot. We apologise for any inconvenience.

OS1/14/70/39

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
STONE COFFINS OR KISTVAENS (Found Here) [Ardownie] Stone Coffins Found Here
Stone Coffins Found Here
Stone Coffins Found Here
R. Arkley Esqr. Ethiebeaton
James Webster - Kingennie
Robert Spalding Drumsturdy
051 [Situation] About 3/8 mile SW by W [South West by West] of Ardownie.
This spot consists of a rising ground or slightly elevated knoll great numbers of stone coffins and human bones have been dug up from time to time here the space in which they were found is about ½ acre. Mr. Arkley the proprietor calls it a "Roman burial ground" but he has no authority for this but mere conjecture. Some are of opinion that there was a large tumulus here at some time past and had been leveled, but this also is conjecture. That great numbers of stone coffins were found there is no doubt.
In the new Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] it is remarked that, "tumuli rude stone coffins and human bones have been found around the Gallow Hill of Ethiebeaton". Enquiry and research have been made but none of these could be found except the stone coffins described above.

Continued entries/extra info

[Page] 39
Parish of Monifieth -- Sheet 51 No. 13 Trace 4

  Transcribers who have contributed to this page.

Alison James- Moderator, Iain496

  Location information for this page.