Lady Yester's Kirk

Lady Yester's Kirk, Infirmary Street.
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Lady Yester's Kirk, Infirmary Street.

Lying in Edinburgh's Infirmary Street, this early 19th Century building now forms the joinery workshop for the Estates Division of the University of Edinburgh. The church was founded a short distance to the east of the current location, on the site of former Blackfriar's Monastery (now the High School Yards), by Lady Margaret Kerr, wife of James Hay of Yester, 7th Lord Hay (c.1564 - 1608), who was buried in the church-yard. Shortly after it was completed in 1647 it was damaged by Oliver Cromwell's army (1650) and eventually replaced by the current structure in 1805.

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