Greyfriars 1650

The church was converted into a barracks when Oliver Cromwell’s troops occupied Edinburgh in 1650. Heriot’s was also used to accommodate soldiers who had been wounded at the Battle of Dunbar. The church was used as a military barracks for three years. In addition to ransacking the church, the soldiers destroyed the pews and fittings.

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Works at Greyfriars Kirk as a volunteer

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