Notes: (5) A Niche-Head at Sheriffhall, Midlothian

G Watson (Author)


Keyword(s):
Church, Rubble, Mansion
Period(s):
Jacobean

Abstract


All that remains of the Jacobean mansion of the Giffords of Sheriffhall is the stair-wing, now put to use as a dovecot. Among the stones in secondary use at a nearby farm as rubble were two pieces of fifteenth-century ecclesiastical work. One, which has since disappeared, was a section of a moulded cornice enriched with floral paterae; the other was the canopy of a niche; both had obviously been removed from a church of some importance. The arms depicted are those of an unidentified abbot who may have belonged to Newbattle.

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Published
30-11-1941
How to Cite
Watson, G. (1941). Notes: (5) A Niche-Head at Sheriffhall, Midlothian. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 75, 213. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8164
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