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The Cauldron Burial Ground, Edinburgh, Cemetery

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General view of Cauldron Burial Ground
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The Cauldron Burial Ground,
Edinburgh

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Cemeteries

This appears to date from the early period when the building that is now the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art was "John Watson's Institution", from 1825 - 1975.

Access can be gained from the car park at the rear of the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) in Belford Rd, or from the Water of Leith walk.

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History

Shown on 1849 - 1893 OS Maps, but not marked on current 1:25000 series.

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Maps

It was located at NT2333573778 (Lat/Lon 55.950894, -3.229256). You can see this on maps provided by:

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Monumental Inscriptions

The tablet on the wall of the graveyard contains the following inscriptions:

Joanna Lawson,                died 10th Sep 1820, aged 10 years

Ann Black,                         died 9th October 1836, aged 7 years

Helen Ann Hay,                 died 10th April 1838, aged 7 years

Maria Smart,                     died 29th November 1846, aged 7 years

Ellen Christian Henderson,           died 16th June 1850, aged 12 years

Margaret Pearson,          died 21st May 1852, aged 11 years

George Anderson            died 29th April 1856, aged 7 years

Janet Whitehead,            died 16th June 1865, aged 12 years

Joan Elizabeth Oglivie (sic)           died 25th March 1866, aged 10 years

Eliza Agnes Ramage,       died 5th January 1869, aged 10 years

Elizabeth Helen Paterson,            died 29th December 1880, aged 8 years

Sydney Ellis Smith            Born 12th March 1879, Died 22nd February 1888

The base of the tablet has the (crumbling) quotation “But Jesus said Suffer little children  to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Additionally, there are around 12 small head stones inset into the ground, simply carved with initials.

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