St Roque's Chapel, Edinburgh

Grid reference

NT 253 714

Six-figure easting & northing

325300 671400

Latitude

55.929897086879194

Longitude

-3.195718027770172

Altitude (metres)

80

County

Midlothian

Nearby places

St Margaret's Convent, Edinb. St Cuthberts (0.36 miles)

St Giles's Grange, Edinburgh (0.39 miles)

St Leonard's Croft, Edinburgh Canongate (0.57 miles)

St Catherine's Nunnery, Edinb. St Cuthberts (0.57 miles)

St Catherine's Place, Edinburgh St Cuthberts (0.61 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Plague-victims (for whom St Roque was patron) were brought to the Burgh Muir to isolate them from the general populatoin. The chapel of St Roque was built for them. NMRS indicates that it was built between 1501 and 1504, consisting of nave and chancel. A burial ground was attached. It was demolished in 1791.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Edinburgh St Cuthberts, parish