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Understanding Scottish graveyards

Betty Willsher

Understanding Scottish graveyards

an interpretative approach

by Betty Willsher

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Published by Chambers in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland,
  • Scotland.
    • Subjects:
    • Cemeteries -- Scotland.,
    • Scotland -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesScottish graveyards.
      StatementBetty Willsher ; produced in collaboration with the Council for British Archaeology Scotland under the editorship of Edwina Proudfoot.
      ContributionsProudfoot, Edwina., Council for British Archaeology Scotland.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA770 .W55 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 72 p., [24] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages72
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2775403M
      ISBN 100550204822
      LC Control Number86137639


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