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Seton Collegiate Church

Seton Collegiate Church (Edinburgh) – One of Scotland’s finest surviving medieval churches. The church is located a short drive from Rosslyn Chapel. Founded in the 13th Century, it was used as the private place of worship and burial vault of the Seton family. The Setons were a family of distinguished Scottish Nobles who had links with the Knights Templar. The early church was dedicated to St. Mary and the Holy Cross. Inside the church are the tombs of an unknown lady and a Knight. An ancient stone carving of the Seton Coat of Arms features a quote from Ovid. It states: ‘INVIA – VIRTVTI-VIA-NVLLA’ (No Path is too Hard to Virtue) and YIT-FORDWART’ (Yet Forward).

 

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Seton Collegiate Church

 

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The tomb of an unknown knight and lady

 

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The Seton Coat of Arms

 

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Ancient Carving

 

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Ancient Carvings

 

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Unknown stone effigy of a woman