Candle stand

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found at West Linton, Peeblesshire

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Candle stand

This sandstone candle stand was found in 1880 in a churchyard at West Linton in Peeblesshire. It is roughly cubical with a conical hole in the top. It looks medieval but could equally be from the 16th or 17th century and have been used in a craftsman's workshop where its advantage of solidity and stability (in contrast to the usual style of candleholder) would serve to lessen the risk of fire.

Roughly cubical candle-stand of white sandstone, found in West Linton Kirkyard by T. Walker in 1880, undated

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Online ID: 000-100-103-572-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 83
Date: Undated
Material: Sandstone, white
Dimensions: 2.40" H x 3.00" - 2.50" x 2.50" - 2.25"; hole 1.40" x 1.40"
What: Candle-stand
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Peeblesshire, West Linton (Kirkyard)
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