Restalrig, former parish, Edinburgh St Giles

Grid reference

NT 283 744 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

328300 674400







Nearby places

St Triduana's Chapel, Restalrig (0 miles)

Restalrig Collegiate Kirk, Edinburgh St Giles (0 miles)

St Margaret's Loch, Edinburgh (0.62 miles)

St Anthony's Chapel, Edinburgh Canongate (0.66 miles)

St Anthony's Well, Edinburgh Canongate (0.7 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)


NGR for the Collegiate Kirk of the Holy Trinity and St Mary.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Edinburgh St Giles, parish

Contains South Leith, modern parish (formerly)

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Large medieval parish including Leith, until 1561, when the first General Assembly ordained that the Kirk of R. should be unroofed and demolished, and the parishioners be directed to Leith. See J. S. Marshall 'The Birth of a Parish Church' RXCHS 21 (1981), 67-77. [I have a photocopy filed under LEITH]. In 1609 the legal rights of the church and parish of Restalrig, with all their revenues and pertinents, were formerly alienated from them by parliament, and conferred upon that chapel, then legally declared to be the parish church of South Leith (