Gladstone's Land

483 Canongate, Edinburgh

2013

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Gladstone's Land - Gilt-copper sign - Hawk with a mouse in its claws

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                         Photograph taken on January 19, 2013

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Gladstone's Land - Gilt-copper sign - Hawk with a mouse in its claws

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                         Photograph taken on January 19, 2013

 

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Gladstone's Land

483 Lawnmarket

Buildings

Above are a couple of photos of the gilt-copper sign on the front of Gladstone's Land, 483 Lawnmarket (part of the Royal Mile) Edinburgh.  These tenements on the north side of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh were built in the 1550, then redeveloped 1617-20.

The building that has now become Gladstone's Land was scheduled for demolition in 1934, but was rescued by the National Trust for Scotland who bought it, fully restored it and fitted with period furnishings, then opened it to the public as Gladstone's Land.

It is open to the public during the summer months.

Source, for the history of the building:   Wikipedia, Gladstone's Land

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 30, 2013

 

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