Posted by: Jim Bell | February 9, 2011

Strange Find in Kirkcudbright Old Church

The parish church of Kirkcudbright was partially taken down in 1858, when, in removing the lintel of the west door-head a skull of a man was found built into the wall above the doorway. This parish church was only erected in 1730, so that this seems to show a dim reminiscence, at a comparatively recent date, of the obligation to place some relic of a man in the wall to insure its stability.

Strange survivals; some chapters in the history of man, by S Barin-Gould

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