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Edinburgh, Candlemaker Row, Greyfriars Church, Churchyard, George Buchanan's Monument

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Candlemaker Row, Greyfriars Church, Churchyard, George Buchanan's Monument

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52200

Site Number NT27SE 354.02

NGR NT 2564 7333

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 354.02 2564 7333

Buchanan's Grave (NR) (AD. 1582)

OS 1:1250 plan.

(NT 2564 7333) A modern plaque states "In this cemetery are deposited the remains of George Buchanan Scottish historian, one of the most distinguished reformer's of th 16th century.... ' Born 1506, Died at Edinburgh 28th Sept. 1582..." (It is possible that he was buried not at this actual spot, the wording on the plaque being vague on this point.) No further information obtained during field investigation or recording; not mentioned in RCAHMS volume.

Visited by OS (J D) 25 December 1953.


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