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Coburg Street, North Leith Burial Ground

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9759 / 55°58'33"N

Longitude: -3.1752 / 3°10'30"W

OS Eastings: 326754

OS Northings: 676497

OS Grid: NT267764

Mapcode National: GBR 8S5.99

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.6275

Entry Name: Coburg Street, North Leith Burial Ground

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363468

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26735

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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17th century. Burial ground flanking Water of Leith. Stugged cream ashlar sandstone boundary wall with saddleback coping and cast-iron railings to Coburg Street; 2-leaf gates to ashlar steps at E end. Modern iron fence to W and S. Many fine carved stones of 17th and 18th centuries, including scroll-pedimented stones, obelisks and table monuments.

Statement of Interest

The original churchyard was further to the N; when the Citadel was built new ground was opened on this site, granted to the parishioners in 1664. The burial ground is bounded by an industrial building and yard to the E.

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