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Edinburgh, Burgh Muir, St Roque's Chapel

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Burgh Muir, St Roque's Chapel

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) St Roche's Chapel; Boroughmuir

Canmore ID 52544

Site Number NT27SE 78

NGR NT 2533 7143

NGR Description NT 2533 7143 and NT 2529 7140

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 78 2533 7143 and 2529 7140.

(NT 2533 7143) Chapel (NR) (Site of), (NT 2529 7140) Grave Yard (NR) (Site of)

OS 25" map, (1908)

Victims of the plague were isolated on the Burgh Muir, and for their spiritual comfort a chapel dedicated to St Roque, otherwise known as St Roche, the patron saint of the afflicted, was built. No record survives of its founder or date of erection, but from its subsequent history it must have been built by the Town Council between 1501-4. The chapel, which was orientated, consisted of a nave and chancel, equal in width. There was a burial ground attached. The structure was derelict in 1789 and finally demolished in 1791.

W M Bryce 1918; RCAHMS 1951.

No trace. No further information.

Visited by OS (J D) 31 December 1953.


Address: St Roque's Chapel Burial Ground, Burgh Muir, Edinburgh

Postcode: N/a

Status: No longer extant

Size: N/a


Number of gravestones: Not known

Earliest gravestone: Not known

Most recent gravestone: Not known

Description: Burial ground associated with a chapel, no longer extant

Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 20 September 2005

Architecture Notes


The catalogue slip refers to the 'Society of Antiquaries of Scotland' - Sir D Wilson's "Old Edinburgh" Volume II - 1 engraving (18th Century) but this could not be found at the time of upgrade.


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