Dunning Ancestry Tour Scotland
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
This evening I am presenting some images from St. Serf's Church, Dunning Perthshire.
Yesterday, I took a stroll around the church graveyard which has a fascinating collection of burial stones and grave-markers some of which date back to the 17th century.
Dunning is a vibrant small community set beneath the Ochils in Strathearn. The locality has been inhabited by man since about 4000BC.
The impressive Romanesque steeple of St. Serf's Church dominates the village. Records of the church go back to 1219 but the remains of an old doorway suggest a much older church on the site, possibly going back to the 8th or 9th centuries AD.
Below are some images of a sample of headstones which include such local names as Wedderspoon, Cunningham, Duncan, Dougal, Reid, Fraser, Miller, Morris and MacFarland.
Here is a general view of the graveyard.
The horizontal stones are probably the oldest and are influenced by the Scandinavian/Viking 'Hogback' style.
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