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Edinburgh, Holyrood Palace, Chapel Royal

Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Holyrood Palace, Chapel Royal

Classification Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Palace Of Holyrood; Palace Of Holyroodhouse

Canmore ID 52383

Site Number NT27SE 35.11

NGR NT 26943 73958

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 35.11 26943 73958

(not to be confused with NT27SE 35.09)

(Centred NT 2694 7397) Ruins of Chapel Royal AD 1672 (NR).

OS 25"map, (1931).

After the coronation of Charles I at Holyrood Abbey, following its reconstitution as the Chapel Royal, and together with the rising importance of the Palace, the parishioners came to be ousted from the church, and when a new parish church came to be erected in the Canongate the Abbey Church became officially what it had long been in practice, the Chapel Royal.

RCAHMS 1951.

However when a new roof was added in 1768 the structure collapsed and has since remained in ruins.

Archaeol J 1936, 310.

The Nave of the Abbey Church (Midlothian 3NE 35.1) was reconstituted as the Chapel Royal for use of the most Noble Order of the Thistle in 1672. (J S Richardson 1936).

Visited by OS(JLD) 29 December 1953.

Nave or Chapel Royal-as described in Midlothian 35.1. No additional remarks

Visited by OS(JLD) 31 December 1953.


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