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Edinburgh, High Street, Parliament Square, John Knox's Grave

Burial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, High Street, Parliament Square, John Knox's Grave

Classification Burial (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52099

Site Number NT27SE 10

NGR NT 2573 7355

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 10.00 2573 7355

NT27SE 10.01 NT 25731 73557 Statue

(NT 2573 7355) John Knox's Grave (NR) AD 1572 (Site of)

OS 1/500 plan, (1895)

John Knox died on 24th November 1572. He was buried in St Giles' Cemetery (NT27SE 6), and according to Laing (1864) his grave was unmarked, but there is reason to believe it was a little W of the statue of Charles II in Parliament Close.

D Laing 1864; R Richardson 1910.

A stone in the road at this point stated "J K 1572". No further information.

Visited by OS (J F C) 3 March 1954.

No change from previous field report.

Visited by OS (S F S) 26 November 1975.


N.B. This reference applies collectively to NT27SE 6.00 and NT27SE 10.00

Address: St. Giles Cathedral Burial Ground and John Knox Grave, Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh

Postcode: EH1 1RF

Status: Burial ground no longer extant. John Knox Grave marked by stone in road.

Size: N/a

Polygon: No


Number of gravestones: Not known

Earliest gravestone: Not know

Most recent gravestone: Not known

Description: Burial ground associated with a church

Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 15 September 2005


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