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Alloway Auld Kirk and Kirkyard in 1995

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Alloway Auld Kirk, 1995

Introduction:
The Kirk and the graveyard were for many years tended by the Trustees of Burns Monument which is located across the road from the Auld Kirk. The new Kirk opposite was built in 1858. The Auld Kirk ceased to be used for worship in the mid 1600's.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1633
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Stone & mortar
What:
Alloway Auld Kirk and Kirkyard in 1995
Subject:
William Burnes died at the age of 63 at the farm at Lochlie near Tarbolton in 1784 and was buried in the Churchyard of Alloway Kirk, which was the setting for one of the famous scenes in Burns's tale of Tam o' Shanter.
Who:
William Burnes (father of the poet)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1995
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
William Burnes died at the age of 63 at the farm at Lochlie near Tarbolton in 1784 and was buried in the Churchyard of Alloway Kirk, which was the setting for one of the famous scenes in Burns's tale of Tam o' Shanter.
Description:
Photograph showing Alloway Auld Kirk with the graveyard in the foreground as it was in 1995. Apart from the surroundings and the growth of the trees, it remains largely unchanged from the condition which Burns would have known it at the time of the burial of his father in 1784.