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New Calton Burial Ground

New Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh
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New Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh

Located to the south of Regent Road in Edinburgh, to the east of the Canongate kirkyard, is the New Calton Burial Ground. Opened in 1820, this cemetery was created in part to re-inter the remains which had been excavated from Old Calton Burial Ground to permit the building of Waterloo Place. It includes some early 18th Century monuments which had been brought from lost sections of the old cemetery and a watch-tower to guard against the theft of bodies for anatomical classes, a popular practice at the time. Notable residents include architect David Bryce (1803-76).


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