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Latitude: 56.0296 / 56°1'46"N
Longitude: -3.4697 / 3°28'10"W
OS Eastings: 308508
OS Northings: 682827
OS Grid: NT085828
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.S0GY
Mapcode Global: WH5QY.NQZ0
Entry Name: Rosyth Old Kirk, Burial Ground, Mort House
Listing Date: 31 December 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334883
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3752
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Rosyth
Traditional County: Fife
Early-earlier 19th century. Mort house to S of burial ground. Sandstone rubble; built into bank at N. Projecting eaves course to S.
N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: arched door in N wall; raised chamfered surround; droved tails. Window to left; window slit to right.
E ELEVATION: 2 ventilation holes in E wall; remains of iron grill at upper hole.
S ELEVATION: window off centre to left; buttress to right; single window slits to left and right.
W ELEVATION: central window; circular hole above.
Door and windows boarded up. Flat coping stones; vaulted roof clad with large stone slabs, only some slabs remaining. Gable to W; raised flat wall to E.
INTERIOR: not seen, 1999.
B-Group with Rosyth Old Kirk. A certificate relating to 'Rosyth Safety Vault' published in N Fotheringham's book states that the bodies could be kept in the vault for up to 2 months in summer and 3 in winter before internment, by which time they were of no use to the anatomists and therefore safe from theft by the body snatchers.
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