Monday, March 17, 2008

Marriage Lintel North Fife

This Marriage Lintel at 60 High Street Newburgh North Fife is a splendid example.
Marriage stones serve as a record of a marriage, especially important in aristocratic families and also sometimes practised amongst the newly established and monied 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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