I recently visited the churchyard of Dunblane Cathedral. Although a Sunday afternoon, I wasn’t compelled to explore inside and concentrated on walking around the outside of the building and thought I’d share a few photos of my all-too-brief visit.
The church dates back to the twelveth century and is overseen by Historic Scotland. It is the parish church of Dunblane and is of the Church of Scotland faith. It is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland.
I’ve touched on briefly in other posts here and here that I love a walk around a cemetery. The out-of-date names can captivate me – I came across a nineteenth century Zelinda in Derbyshire. Epitaphs can spark a flurry of research – one lady I failed to uncover more information about was noted as being ‘a noble woman, a staunch friend and a lover of justice to animals’, but how did she earn that extraordinary epitaph? Sadly, I don’t know.
I photographed two Henderson graves, I can only speculate if they belong to relatives of each other.
Images author’s own.