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Kirkgate Graveyard

A small graveyard on a promontory which extends into Loch Leven a half-mile (1 km) east southeast of the centre of Kinross in SE Perth and Kinross, the Kirkgate Graveyard lies next to Kinross House. The builder of that property, King's Surveyor and Architect Sir William Bruce (1630 - 1710), lies here with his family in a small mausoleum. Also buried here is Robert Burns Begg (1833 - 1900), a noted local historian and Sheriff-Clerk of Kinross-shire, who was the grand-nephew of the bard Robert Burns (1759-96).

The graveyard was once the site of a Chapel of Ease built by monks from St Serf's Island. The ruined central aisle of a later church remains. A square watch-tower (1852) lies at the gate of the cemetery.


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