Janet Horne Memorial Stone
Janet Horne Memorial Stone
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Ela G
Morecambe, UK230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
A little stone, easy to miss, but important to remember for its history and meaning. You must visit the Historylinks museum to find out more about the date on it. 1722 is not correct 😋
Written 4 June 2022
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jamesrP8690QM
Aberdeen, UK713 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Visited Janet Horne's Memorial stone to commenerate the last person in united kingdom to be burnt as a witch
Written 25 October 2020
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IAN W
St Helens, UK4,081 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Now set in a houses' private garden,this "monument" has the distinction of housing the remains of the last witch to be burned alive in Scotland.All it is,is an element worn gravestone,the tale of which makes fascinating reading.
This is part of the Dornoch Heritage Trail.
Written 9 November 2019
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Gillian A
Lincoln, UK85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I had great fun trying to find all the historical things in the brochure and this one was no exception. I had read that witchcraft was still a punishable offence up to 1951, although you didn't get burnt at the stake for it. Another stone was put up for the last man to hang and he had killed a witch! Do try the trail around Dornoch, I found it very interesting.
Written 22 June 2019
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Sealladh123
Caithness and Sutherland, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
I have visited the "witches stone" many times over the year. Unfortunately the date is wrong and should be 1727 not 1722. This was not a mistake by the stonemason but and error in the records office. Alas a stone version of tippex isn't available
Written 5 June 2019
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William A
Staffordshire883 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It is just a memorial stone so not much to see but the information board makes fascinating reading if a little gruesome.
Written 20 April 2019
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Fishnstitch
Canberra, Australia919 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We weren't sure what to expect at this the memorial stone for Janet Horne. She has the dubious honour of being the last witch to be burned alive at the stake for being a witch. The stone marks the spot where this atrocity occurred and the date on the stone is incorrect, but the area is well kept and commands the respect Janet deserves.
Janet's 'crime' was that her daughter was born with a withered hands and Janet had dementia. So sad and an unfounded charge marking some of the darkest days of Scottish history,
Today the street is really peaceful and very quaint. Definitely worth a walk out of town to visit.
Written 30 October 2018
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