|5 Lothian Road|
City of Edinburgh Scotland
Postal Code: EH1 2EP
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
It is possible that the first church to St Cuthbert was built in around the 8th century. In 1127, King David 1 granted all lands below Edinburgh Castle to St Cuthbertís. The first burial is thought to have been an English Templar Knight who died at Bannockburn in 1314. In 1738 the boundary walls were raised to a height of eight feet and in 1827 the watchtower was built. In 1833, the churchyardís northern section was acquired by St Johnís Episcopal Church. The graveyard was closed for new burials in 1875.