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OS1/11/132/31

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF LORETTO and HERMITAGE (Remains of) Loretto Chapel Site of A large mound of earth covered with trees (except a small portion on the top, and a vault) is all that marks the place where once stood the chapel of Loretto, or Alarite, Some years ago alterations were made here, when a quantity of human bones were found, and by the humane orders of the Revd [Reverend] Mr Langhorne were deposited again in the mound, No tradition remains of its founder, endower, or of the clergymen who once officiated here, except a remarKable one which if true, deserves to be handed down to the latest posterity. Adam Gordon Town Clerk of Musselburgh, and several others, have furnished me with the tradition, it is noticed at full length in a publication issued by the Wodrow society, taKen from a manuscript dated 1670, it was believed previous to the reformation that if Women about to be confined made offerings to the priest, and Friars of Loretto [continued on page 32]

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[Page] 31
List of Names collected by John Bray C. A [Civilian Assistant]
Sheet 9 - Trace 1

Object - Site of Chapel

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This Name Book refers to Musselburgh 1853 - Sheet 09
OS large scale Scottish town plans, 1847-1895 - Scale: 1:1056

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