Cargilston Monument

Cross Road



NGR - NS 295110


The obelisk standing by the side of the road was erected in memory of the martyrs of Maybole.

Maybole Martyrs

Rev Donald Cargill

Mungo Eccles

Thomas Horne

Robert MacGarron

John MacHarrie

John WacWhirter

William Rodger


The monument stands on the site of the Cargill Stone, where Rev Donald Cargill held conventicles, including one large one in May 1681. Part of the original Cargill Stone, which was broken by souvenir hunters, can be found on a small memorial in Maybole.

The other names on the stone are men from Maybole area who were drowned at Deerness in Orkney in 1679.