The Home of an Executed Covenanter at Sundaywell #History #Scotland


The tower at Sundaywell was the home of James Kirko, a Covenanter who was summarily executed at the sands of Dumfries in 1685.

According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Dunscore parish:

‘This place was formerly a stronghold, & as such was held by the Enemies of the King during the Rebellion of the Covenanters, it was erected by one Kirko in the year 1651. It was a good deal higher than it now is. The original Tower having been altered and repaired is now amalgamated with the more modern buildings of Sundaywell Farm’.

Map of Sundaywell                 Street View of Sundaywell

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Photo of Sundaywell © Chris Newman and licensed for reuse.

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 28, 2017.

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