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Bishop John Carswell's gravesite

After his censure by the Assembly, Carswell withdrew from Court and retired to Carnasarie, where he died in the year 1572. He was buried, by his own desire, at the Priory of Ardchattan. The leaden coffin lies below the floor of the kitchen of the present mansion-house, which was, with a spirit of desecration hard to excuse, built over a part of the old graveyard. Such was the weight of the coffin, the violence of the storm which prevailed on the funeral day, and the consequent hardships endured by the mourners, that a saying is still current when any extraordinary event happens, "Cha d 'thainig a leithid bho latha adhlaic a Charsalaich" (" There has not been the like since Carswell's funeral day").

Status: Located

Owner/SourceKeith Carswell
Date2005
PlaceArdchattan
Latitude5627'57.08"N
Longitude515'59.58"W
File nameBishops gravesite.jpg
File Size139.39k
Dimensions1071 x 718

Ardchattan Priory, Ardchattan, Argyll, Argyll, Scotland

Ardchattan Priory

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After his censure by the Assembly, Carswell withdrew from Court and retired to Carnasarie, where he died in the year 1572. He was buried, by his own desire, at the Priory of Ardchattan. The leaden coffin lies below the floor of the kitchen of the present mansion-house, which was, with a spirit of desecration hard to excuse, built over a part of the old graveyard. Such was the weight of the coffin, the violence of the storm which prevailed on the funeral day, and the consequent hardships endured by the mourners, that a saying is still current when any extraordinary event happens, "Cha d 'thainig a leithid bho latha adhlaic a Charsalaich" (" There has not been the like since Carswell's funeral day"). 

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