The History of Leith

November 5, 2012

Currie and the Knights of the Hospttal

Father Hay records that the Knights of the
Hospital had- an establishment at Currie, then
called Kill-leith (i.e., the
Chapel by the Leith),
which was a chief commandery. But there lies
in the village churchyard
a tombstone six feet
long by two broad, on
which there is carved a
sword of the thirteenth
century, with the guard
depressed, and above it
the eight-pointed cross
of the Temple, encircled
by a rosary of beads.
It was for a time built into the wall of the village
school-house.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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