St John's Kirk

(St John's Church)

Classification and Statistics

Type:Place of Worship
Built: 1242
Type:Historic Building
Tourist Rating: Yes
Text of Entry Updated: 05-MAR-2013

Latitude: 56.3958°N Longitude: 3.428°W
National Grid Reference: NO 119 235
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Extended Information
The Burgh Kirk has significant connections with royalty; the English King Edward I (1239 - 1307) heard mass here during his invasion of Scotland in 1296, Charles I (1600-49), Charles II (1630-85) and Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-88) are all known to have worshipped here. Queen Elizabeth II visited in 1955 and 1977, dedicating the Black Watch window on her first visit.
References and Further Reading
Forthergill, Rhoda, Rita Hartley and Sue Hendry (2010) Walks Around Historic Perth. Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, Perth
Gifford, John (2007) The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross. Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Haynes, Nick (2000) Perth & Kinross: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. The Rutland Press, Edinburgh

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