Club's Tomb, Westfield, Airth

Maker
Tom Astbury
Production date
26 May 1980
Description
View of a mausoleum in coursed ashlar (squared stone) with a small entrance. The roof is overgrown.
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Maker
Production date
26 May 1980
Subject notes
The mausoleum has a straight side with an entrance but is otherwise oval in plan. Internally it measures 3.9m by 2.9m, with walls 0.9m thick. The much damaged roof was originally pyramidal, supported on a barrel vault 2.4m high at the crown.

The mausoleum was probably built by James Club who, in his will of 29 July 1757, wished himself and his dog to be buried in the mausoleum beyond the reach of the Resurrectionists. These body snatchers stole fresh corpses to sell to medical dissectionists.
Accession number
P09983

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