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Larbert Old Church, Churchyard With James Bruce Monument

Churchyard (17th Century), Commemorative Monument (18th Century)

Site Name Larbert Old Church, Churchyard With James Bruce Monument

Classification Churchyard (17th Century), Commemorative Monument (18th Century)

Canmore ID 74603

Site Number NS88SE 2.01

NGR NS 85528 82203

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Larbert
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS88SE 2.01 85528 82203

A huge monument of cast iron, marking the grave of James Bruce, explorer and international celebrity, born 14 December 1730, died 20 April 1794.

W B MacLaren nd


Ground Survey (2016)

NS 8555 8220 Following the removal of ivy over 1000 gravestones were transcribed and the more ornate trade stones drawn to scale. A structural history of the churchyard and its monuments was then compiled to compliment that undertaken for the Bruce Monument already published in


Archive: Falkirk Museum

Funder: FLHS

Geoff Bailey – Falkirk Local History Society

(Source: DES, Volume 17)


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