Duddingston, former parish, Edinburgh

Grid reference

NT 283 726 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

328300 672600







Nearby places

St David's Well, Edinburgh Canongate (0.75 miles)

St Anthony's Well, Edinburgh Canongate (0.79 miles)

St Anthony's Cave, Edinburgh Canongate (0.83 miles)

St Anthony's Chapel, Edinburgh Canongate (0.84 miles)

St Margaret's Loch, Edinburgh (0.89 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for Duddingston kirk, located beside the western boundary of the parish.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Edinburgh St Giles, parish

Relationships with other places

Contains Magdalene Bridge, Inveresk/Edinburgh

Contains St John's Church, Duddingston

OS 6 in 1st edn

Parish details

Duddingston earlier known as Traverlen

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

The vill of Traverlen was confirmed to Kelso by William the Lion (1165 x 1174), as Dodin of Berwick held it best. The church of Traverlen was later confirmed to the uses of the abbey by Roger bishop of St Andrews (1188 x 1200) (Cowan 1967, 200)