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Falkirk Parish Churchyard
Falkirk
Falkirk  Scotland

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Falkirk Old Parish Church & St. Modan's Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland in Falkirk, central Scotland. The medieval Old Parish Church is located in the centre of Falkirk, and may have been founded as early as the 7th century. The medieval church was largely rebuilt in the 19th century, though the 18th-century steeple was retained. The church building is protected as a category A listed building (Designated 21 March 1960). Malcolm Canmore, King of Scotland, is also said to have established a church here in 1057. In 1166 the church was given to Holyrood Abbey. The earliest parts of the present building date from around 1450, and indicate that the medieval church was on a cruciform plan, with a tower at the centre.The tower was rebuilt between 1738 and 1741 The Old Parish Church merged in 1986 with St Modan's Parish Church to form the present congregation. Notable tombs in the churchyard include that of Sir John de Graeme, who was killed at the Battle of Falkirk on 22 July 1298. His gravestone has been replaced twice over the centuries. The present slab is said to be a copy of the original. (text added by Geoffrey Gillon after research using multiple sources, only one of which was Wikipedia )
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