The History of Leith

February 4, 2011

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


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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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