The History of Leith

January 18, 2013

The churchyard dyke of South Leith

16 Now. 1649.—Mr Jon Weir and Georg
Campbell are desyred to speek to ye Comittie
of State concerning ye breaches of our kirk
yard dick (i.e., dyke) yat is broken downe be
building ye fort yrthrow yt reparaone may be
maid out of ye publick charges.
(Note.—The churchyard dyke was again, arid now
for the last time, being converted into a fortification
for the town. The people were attached to the
monarchy, and therefore opposed to Cromwell, whose
army was marching into Scotland. In course of time
this wall became reduced to a mere ridge of earth and
formed a part of the burying ground.)

source-South Leith Records

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