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Edinburgh, High Street, Parliament Square, St Giles' Hospital

Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, High Street, Parliament Square, St Giles' Hospital

Classification Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52126

Site Number NT27SE 122

NGR NT 2575 7354

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 122 275 735

St Giles' Hospital, which lay within the cemetery of the church of St Giles (NT27SE 6, centred NT 2575 7354) is first mentioned in 1541, and according to a charter of 1566, it had been burned by the English (1544 x 1547) and was ruinous and in need of repair. Easson's suggestion in 1957 that this hospital was only a residence for the provost and curate of St Giles is inaccurate.

D E Easson 1957; I B Cowan and D E Easson 1976.


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