[MR] BBC: Mystery Medieval Stones in Lawnmower Shop Wall

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 03:47:24 PDT 2023

Noble Friends, especially fellow Scots,

Yesterday BBC Scotland posted a very interesting story about some
mysterious carved stones which are built into the wall of an Edinburgh
lawnmower shop.

The stones are now thought to have come from Edinburgh's Collegiate Church
of the Holy Trinity. This church was built in the mid-15th century on the
orders of Mary of Guise, widow of King James II. This church was dismantled
in 1848 to build Waverly Station. The stones were numbered and stacked on
nearby Calton Hill pending rebuilding the church in a new location. That
didn't begin until 1872, and by then only about 1/3 of the stones remained.
A much reduced Church of the Holy Trinity was finally built in Chalmers
Close just off the Royal Mile.

The BBC story is at
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-65163553 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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