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Understanding Scottish Graveyards

by Betty Willsher

  • 325 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by National Museums Of Scotland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Places & peoples: general interest,
  • Sepulchral monuments,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Travel,
  • Travel - Foreign,
  • Scotland,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Genealogy,
  • History / General,
  • Cemeteries,
  • Inscriptions, Scottish

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8763720M
    ISBN 101901663965
    ISBN 109781901663969
    OCLC/WorldCa57575577

      The author takes an historical and interpretative approach to Scotland's graveyards. She examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it; she guides the reader among the stones explaining early symbolic carvings and analysing Author: Betty Willsher. This blog is interested in the beauty of Scottish graveyards, it features well-known and nearly forgotten stories about people, graves, customs and crimes of the past, the echoes of a nation. Please leave feedback and comment freely on Graveyards of Scotland but .

      "Understand Scottish History" is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With More than 60 million books sold in the Teach Yourself series!/5.   A Graveyard Preservation Primer‎ Understanding Scottish graveyards‎ Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy‎ America, history and life. go to the web sit if you want to know more.

      The Edinburgh Graveyard Guide. By Michael T. R. B. Turnbull. Edinburgh, The Saint Andrew Press, ISBN ; The Victorian Cemetery. By Sarah Rutherford. Shire Publications. ; Understanding Scottish Graveyards. By Betty Willsher. Revised and updated edition. Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, ISBN 1 96 9Author: Frieda Oxenham. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Understanding Scottish Graveyards at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.


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Takes an historical and interpretative approach to Scotland's graveyards. The author examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it. She guides the reader among the stones explaining early symbolic carvings and analysing the changing fashions in sculpture and inscription.

Understanding Scottish graveyards. Edinburgh: Council for Scottish Archaeology ; National Museums of Scotland, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Betty Willsher; Council for Scottish Archaeology.

This study takes a historical and interpretive approach to Scotland's graveyards, examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it.

The book guides the reader among the stones, discussing types of monuments and relates each to its period. The author takes an historical and interpretative approach to Scotland's graveyards. She examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it; she guides the reader among the stones explaining early symbolic carvings and analysing the changing fashions in sculpture and inscription.

Her purpose is not only to inspire in reader a fresh appreciation of the local graveyard but. Understanding Scottish Graveyards book This eclectic little book draws together many photographs taken in Scottish kirkyards, to illustrate the wide variety of memorials seen.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(6). Understanding Scottish graveyards/Betty Willsher. Edinburgh: Council for Scottish Archaeology, Stones: a guide to some remarkable eighteenth century gravestones /. The Scottish or Lowland Scottish gravestone is unique to the north of the British Isles.

The study of Scottish Lowland Gravestones is essential to the overall study of British monumental inscriptions. The level of symbolism and detail on Scottish stones reached a peak during the 18th century.

Scotland has over cemeteries sited between the mainland and the many islands dotted around, recording all of them is a long process. The interactive map below shows our progress as we regularly add new cemeteries and thousands of new photos to Find a Grave In Scotland. Graveyard resources.

The following resources are primarily links and articles relating to a particular category. Research Scottish Gravestone and Graveyard Bibliography. Scottish Gravestone and Graveyard A comprehensive bibliography of gravestone and graveyard studies can be found in the CSA’s Researching Your Graveyard, a.

The Scottish Graveyard Miscellany: If you are looking for an in depth treatment of the subject you would be better with Betty Willsher's "Understanding Scottish Graveyards", but this book compliments hers and does not set out to surpass it.

Read more. 5 people found this helpful. Helpful/5(2). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Willsher, Betty. Understanding Scottish graveyards. Edinburgh: Chambers, © (OCoLC) Document Type. Buy Understanding Scottish Graveyards 1 by Willsher, Betty (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Betty Willsher is the author of Understanding Scottish Graveyards ( avg rating, 12 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), Epitaphs and Images from Scot /5. Synopsis This study takes a historical and interpretive approach to Scotland's graveyards, examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it.

It guides the reader among the stones, discussing types of monument and relates each to its period.5/5(6). Description. This study takes a historical and interpretive approach to Scotland's graveyards, examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it.

It guides the reader 4/5(12). The Edinburgh Graveyard Guide. By Michael T. Turnbull. Edinburgh, The Saint Andrew Press, ISBN ; The Victorian Cemetery.

By Sarah Rutherford. Shire Publications. ; Understanding Scottish Graveyards. By Betty Willsher. Revised and updated edition. Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, ISBN 1 96 9Author: Frieda Oxenham. Conservation of Historic Graveyards: Guide for Practitioners 2 Covers technical conservation issues relating to various elements of the graveyard with advice on specialised repair and conservation techniques and an inventory of Scottish sites.Scottish Graveyards Scotland’s historic gravestones are a rich part of the nation’s heritage, yet exposure to time and the elements mean that this valued resource is under threat.

Unfortunately, the number of surviving historic gravestones far outstrips the .For a general guide to the meanings of tombstone symbols I would firmly recommend Betty Willsher’s ‘Understanding Scottish Graveyards’ published by W & R Chambers Anchor In the context of this graveyard the anchor is an emblem of trade or profession and indicates a ‘mariner’.