The Cholera Stone, Dornoch.

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Roy Pledger on June 16, 2013

This stone, which is situated in a remote spot on the edge of woodland behind Earl’s Cross House to the east of Dornoch, is supposed to mark the grave of a cholera victim. The body was brought to Dornoch in 1832 for burial but was refused entry by guards and was buried near this memorial stone instead. Such was the stigma of the disease that his son wrote a denial on the stone :

ERECTED BY K.R over the remains of his dutiful Father K.R who departed this life July 24 1832 aged 44 years. It was then suppo sed he died of cholera but afterwards contra dicted by most eminent medical men.

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    by Roy Pledger
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