Memorial No. 295
Surname(s)PHILP
Memorial Type (1)5 Wall, tall, Gothic Vase on top
Number Commemorated 1
MaterialStone, Sandstone
Stonemason 
Number of Components 1
Condition of Monument (3)1 Sound, in situ, but Pinnacles collapsed (vandals)
Condition of Inscription (4)2 Clear but worn
Dimensions in mmH 4388 x W 2660 x D 420
Orientation (2)4
Faces Inscribed (2)4
Technique of Inscription 
Inscription 1
TO THE MEMORY
OF
ROBERT PHILP
LINEN MANUFACTURER
IN KIRKALDY
WHO DIED ON THE 14TH APRIL 1828
AGED 77 YEARS
BY ATTENTION TO BUSINESS AND INTEGRITY IN DEALING
HE ACCUMULATED WEALTH
THE MOST OF WHICH HE DESTINED
TO FORM A PERMANENT CAPITAL
Inscription 2
THE PROCEEDS WHEREOF TO BE
APPLIED IN EDUCATING AND CLOTHING
POOR CHILDREN AND PROVIDING THEM
WITH A SUM OF MONEY
FOR THIS LAUDABLE PURPOSE
HIS FUNDS WERE INVESTED
AS LANDS IN THE PARISHES OF
STRATHMIGLO - 20,000
COLLESSIE - 19,200
KINGHORN - 39,800
AND ON HERITABLE BONDS - 700
70,700
THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE TO GLORY
Notes

(1) : 1 Flat, 2 Head, 3 Tomb, 4 Foot, 5. Other
(2) : 1 North, 2 North East, 3 East, 4 South East, 5 South, 6 South West, 7 West, 8 North West
(3) : 1 Sound in situ, 2 Sound displaced, 3 Leaning or falling apart, 4 collapsed, 5 Overgrown
(4) : 1 Mint, 2 Clear but worn, 3 Mainly decipherable, 4 Traces, 5 Illegible or destroyed

Information recorded 16/08/1991 by R SHARP