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New Calton Burial Ground - Edinburgh, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 55° 57.217 W 003° 10.641
30U E 488925 N 6200931
Quick Description: The New Calton Burial Ground in Edinburgh, Scotland, contains over 200 graves.
Location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/30/2015 5:39:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ6MT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
"Opened in 1820, the burying ground was created for the re-internment of remains disturbed when Waterloo Place was built through the Old Calton Burying Ground. The new burial ground provided compensation for its owners, the Society of the Incorporated Trades of Calton.

Prior to the Second World War a family of ten is said to have lived in the watchtower’s three rooms. The parents occupied the middle floor, their daughters and sons occupied the top and bottom floors respectively. Unused lairs to the south of the watchtower were cultivated by the family for growing vegetables

Amongst the burials are Robert and Thomas Stevenson, the grandfather and father of the author Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Stevenson was a successful civil engineer, who as superintendent of Northern Lighthouses and responsible for planning Regent Road where the cemetery lies. Thomas Stevenson followed suit as an engineer who also invented the modern lighthouse light. The architect Archibald Elliot is also buried here

At least six Admirals are buried within the grounds including Rear-Admiral James Bissett (d.1824), Vice-Admiral Alexander Frazer (d.1829), Rear-Admiral, Andrew Smith (d.1831), Admiral Graham (d.1854), Vice-Admiral Alexander Frazer, (d.1870) and Admiral Peat, (d.1879) (Anderson 645). For this reason New Calton, with its distant views to Leith and the Firth of Forth, has been referred to in the past as The Cemetery of the Admirals."

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