NT2573 : Greyfriars Kirkyard

near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Greyfriars Kirkyard
Greyfriars Kirkyard
Greyfriars takes its name from the Franciscan friary on the site, which was dissolved in 1559. The churchyard was founded in 1562, to replace the churchyard at St Giles, which was considered full. The land, a former convent garden, was granted Mary Queen of Scots to be used as a burial ground. It contains the remains of many distinguished people; most of the graves are unmarked. The collection of 17th century monuments is reputedly the finest in Scotland and one of the best in the whole of Britain.

The Kirkyard and its monuments are protected as a category A listed building
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Wednesday, 26 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2563 7331 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8230N 3:11.5432W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2566 7328
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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