Oldhamstocks Kirk

Part of Oldhamstocks Kirk (see previous post) is very old:-

Part of Kirk, Oldhamstocks

This cartouche on the end wall is dated 1381, or is it 1581?

Cartouche 1, Oldhamstocks Kirk

It’s balanced on the other side of the window by a cartouche containing a coat of arms. Probably the local laird’s in mediæval times:-

Cartouche 2, Oldhamstocks Kirk

One of the graves in the Kirkyard is of a Polish Cavalry Officer, Henry Teofil Kosinski, Major, Polish Cavalry, and farmer, died 12/9/1957, aged 65:-

Polish Grave, Oldhamstocks Kirkyard

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  1. Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, Scotland | Pining for the West

    […] I’m amazed to discover that it’s almost two years since we visited the tiny village of Oldhamstocks in East Lothian. We had seen a road sign pointing the way to it and it seemed such an incongruous English sounding name for its East Lothian location that we made time to have a look at it. It’s really wee with just 193 inhabitants according to Wiki, but it has a church so it is offically a village – not a hamlet. The church was consecrated way back in 1292. You can see photos that Jack took of it here. […]

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