The Parish Church Graveyard

The Parish Church Graveyard (HM1NMW)

Location: Falkirk Falkirk
Country: United Kingdom
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N 55° 59.987', W 3° 47.177'

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The graveyard was cleared in the 1960s leaving only a handful of memorials of historical significance. The grave of Sir John de Graeme who died at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298 fighting alongside William Wallace is surrounded by a decorative iron structure placed there in the 1860s. The flat stone memorial to Sir John Stewart who fell in the same disastrous encounter lies close by and the granite Celtic Cross near the High Street gate is dedicated to the men of Bute who fought alongside Stewart. Further to the east stand the Munro and Edmonstone tombs from the Battle of Falkirk Muir fought in January 1746 between the victorious army of Bonny Prince Charlie and Government forces. At the east end of the church stands the Zetland tomb which was built on the traditional burial ground of the families of West Kerse including the Dundas dynasty, latterly the Earls of Zetland.
Placed ByTown Heritage Trail
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Date Added Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 450961 N 6206334
Decimal Degrees55.99978333, -3.78628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 55° 59.987', W 3° 47.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds55° 59' 59.22" N, 3° 47' 10.62" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 52 High St, Falkirk , GB
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