History of the Restoration Movement

John Knox


Scottish Reformer

Founder Of The Church of Scotland
a.k.a. the Presbyterian Church

Directions To The Grave of John Knox

John Knox is buried in the St. Giles Cemetery, behind the St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. As St. Giles is located on the Royal Mile/High Street in the old part of the city, it has been very crowded and built up over the years. Some years ago, the city needed parking spaces, and hence covered over the old cemetery with paving. Whether done unwittingly or not, it was obviously a poor judgment decision. Hence, the grave of the most important religious reformer in the history of Scotland is now denoted as parking space 23. It also has a bronze plaque with no writing on it. Photos of the grave are online.

GPS Location of the grave of John Knox
55°56'57.2"N 3°11'26.6"W
or D.d. 55.949213, -3.190720

Statue of John Knox

From Carlton Hill looking back toward the old City. Darkened square on left shows St. Giles Church

St. Giles Cathedral - The High Kirk Of Edinburgh
This is a borrowed photo from the web. When we were there
the scoffolding was all over the church, making good
photos impossible

Space next to while truck on left is where Knox is buried behind St. Giles Church

Grave Location of John Knox

The Home Of John Knox On The Royal Mile Just Below St. Giles

Looking out the study window in the home of John Knox back toward St. Giles Cathedral
This would be Knox's Outlook Up the Royal Mile Toward The Palace of Mary, Queen of Scots (his nemesis)

Some Photos Taken 11.2006
Courtesy of Scott Harp

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