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Corstorphine Parish Churchyard

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:56 pm    Post subject: Corstorphine Parish Churchyard Reply with quote

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3 WW1 CWGC graves
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


This photo was taken from Kirk Loan.

Located in Kirk Loan, towards the eastern end of the old Corstorphine village (Edinburgh) is Corstorphine Parish Church. It was built in the late 14th Century by Sir Adam Forrester (d. 1405) next to the original early 12th Century St. Mary's Parish Church, the latter demolished in 1646 to make way for the north transept of the current building. Forrester's church was dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It was extended to form a collegiate church by Sir Adam's son Sir John and both were buried within the church.

Subsequently it has been much altered. The growing population of Corstorphine necessitated the enlargement of the church, undertaken in 1828 by William Burn (1789 - 1870), who re-oriented the church internally. Most recently, in 1903-5, some of Burn's modifications were undone and a major refurbishment was undertaken by George Henderson (1846 - 1905). The church has heavy buttresses and a distinctive low tower (dating from 1429), but perhaps its most notable feature is its roof of heavy stone slabs. On the east gable is niche which once held a light used to guide people through the marshland which once existed between Corstorphine and Edinburgh. Inside are the Forrester tombs, topped by recumbent effigies, but otherwise much of the interior dates from Henderson's 20th Century restoration.


Here you can see the stone slab roof, which seems to be undergoing some restoration at the moment.




There are 4 CWGC stones in this churchyard.
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a plan of this churchyard, but I need to scan it into the computer to post it here.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


In loving memory of Archie McCutcheon Bell, 2nd Lieutenant RAF, born 15th July 1899 died 29th March 1919 also William Bell born 5th June 1872 died 8th December 1933 also Margaret Watson, widow of william Bell born 11th June 1875 died 30th March 1937.

This stone can be found in Section B.


CWGC entry
BELL, A. McC.
Initials: A M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: Dispersal Centre (Kinross)
Date of Death: 29/03/1919
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CORSTORPHINE PARISH CHURCHYARD

No SNWM entry.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Erected by Thomas Blaikie in memory of his son Thomas Dickson born 14th January 1893 died 5th Februaby 1898 also his son Alexander who died of wounds 23rd Novemeber 1916 aged 25 and the above Thomas Blaikie who died __ August 1931 aged 73, Jane Dickson wife of the above Thomas Blaikie who died 3rd February 1941 aged 73.


CWGC entry
BLAIKIE, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23/11/1916
Service No: 1325
Additional information: Son of Thomas Blaikie of Alloa.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Private Blaikie is buried here.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Old Ground.Sec C.
Cemetery: CORSTORPHINE PARISH CHURCHYARD

SNWM entry
BLAIKIE
Firstname Alexander
Service Number 1325
Date Death 23/11/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Corstorphine, Edinburgh
Other 7th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death United Kingdom
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


2304 Private J Dunlop Royal Scots 25th January 1915.
(Stone in front) also his wife Alison Grieve or Dunlop who died in 1933 and their daughter Alison Paterson Dunlop who died 27th May 1965.

This stone can be found in Section B

CWGC entry
DUNLOP, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 53
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Service No: 2304
Additional information: Husband of Alison Dunlop, of Manse Rd., Corstorphine.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CORSTORPHINE PARISH CHURCHYARD

SNWM entry
DUNLOP
Firstname John
Service Number 2304
Date Death 25/01/1915
Decoration
Place of birth
Other 6th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Home.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


3301201 Private A D Lindsay 6th January 1921 "Ever fondly remembered"

This stone can be found in Section A.

CWGC entry
LINDSAY
Initials: A D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 06/01/1921
Service No: 3301201
Additional information: Son of Mrs. John Lindsay, of Saughton Rd., Corstorphine.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CORSTORPHINE PARISH CHURCHYARD
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