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SOUTRA CHURCH and BURIAL VAULT (Continued) [Continued form page 9]
On the summit of Soutra Hill formerly stood the Church and village of Soutra, Appropriately and graphically designated by that name, which signifies in the Cambro - British, "the hamlet with a prospect". This village was anciently a place of consideration and resort, and a scene of the stirring ostentatious Charity of the middle ages. Malcolm IV. founded here, in 1164, a hospital for the relief of pilgrims, and the shelter and support of the poor and the afflicted
The establishment was called the Hospital of the Holy Trinity
By the seizure of its Charity revenues, the ruin of its hospital, and the reduction and the abandonment of its Church, the village of Soutra was stripped of its importance, and brought to desolation
A single aisle of the Church, rising amidst a dreary sward of heath, and preserved from the common ruin by its enclosing the burial-place of the Maitland of Pogbie family, is the sole memorial of Soutra, and the only monitor, on this once stirring and famous area, of the instability and vanity of the institutions of mortal man". Stat: Acct: [Statistical Account] of Edinburghshire. page 538.

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