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WHERE SIR WALTER SCOTT SLEEPS IN THE NORTH TRANSEPT OF DRYBURGH

WHERE SIR WALTER SCOTT SLEEPS IN THE NORTH TRANSEPT OF DRYBURGH

Dryburgh Abbey was founded about 1150. It was never a large community and suffered fatally at the hands of the English. In 1322 the wretched Edward II, of Bannockburn fame, camped here and, determined to do some deed against the Scots, burnt the abbey. It was rebuilt and once more destroyed in 1544. The property came, about 1700, into the hands of Sir Walter's great-grandfather, but passed from his heirs later, leaving them only the right of burial. The great author was interred here September 26, 1832, and his wife and son also lie here.

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