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Edinburgh, Grassmarket, Gallows

Gallows (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Grassmarket, Gallows

Classification Gallows (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52123

Site Number NT27SE 12

NGR NT 2548 7340

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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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 12 2548 7340.

Former Place of Public Execution (NR)

OS 1/500 plan (1895) and OS 1/1250 plan.

(NT 2548 7340) A cross (formed by bricks) in the road surface at this spot bears the inscription :- 'On this spot many martyrs and covenanters died for the Protestant Faith'. (17th century).

Visited by OS (J D) 25 December 1953.


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