Tour Scotland Video Marriage Lintel Newburgh North Fife

Tour Scotland video of a Marriage Lintel in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. Located at 60 High Street Newburgh, this marriage stone records the marriage of Thomas Anderson and Janet Williamson in 1759. It is a beautiful, and well preserved, example of a Scottish marriage lintel. These stones served as a record of a marriage, especially important in aristocratic families and also sometimes practised amongst the newly established middle classes. They were sometimes added to a building which was constructed specifically as the new family home for the married couple, especially when the dowry was large, or were carved into a pre-existing lintel. The stones also clearly indicated the ownership of the building to onlookers at the time as well as serving as a record for posterity of both marital bliss and often also of social advancement.

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