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Burial Ground, Cockpen Old Parish Church, Excluding Scheduled Monument No 1186 'Cockpen, Old Parish Church', Bonnyrigg LB787

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 32674 63344
332674, 663344


Coped sandstone rubble wall. Gateway to north with long and short stugged dressings and iron gate. Burial ground contains some 18th century stones.

Statement of Special Interest

'Cockpen, old parish church' is Scheduled Monument No 1186 and is excluded from the listing.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Previously listed as 'Cockpen Old Parish Church and Burial Ground.'



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 53629

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1852-3, published 1854) Map of Edinburghshire, Sheet 13. 6 inches to the mile. 1st Edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

National Archives of Scotland, Cockpen Church Records and Heritors Records, CH2/452 & HR/333.

Mitchell, P. (1881) The Parish of Cockpen in the Olden Time. Roslin: Midlothian District Libraries. p.18-20.

Fraser, A. (1955) Afoot in Midlothian, p18.

Fraser, A. (1955) Midlothian: A Brief Account o fhte History of the District. p.38-39.

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