High School Wynd


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

High School Wynd

Engraving from "Modern Athens"  -  Published 1829  -  High School Wind

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Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Watkins


High School Wynd

High School Wynd is a narrow lane leading from the Cowgate to Infirmary Street.

 Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Cowgate looking east

The book Modern Athens, published in 1829, commented:

"... The houses were piled to an enormous height, some of them amounting to twelve stories ;  these were denominated lands. 

The access to the separate lodgings, in these high piles, was by a common stair, exposed to every inconvenience, arising from filth, steepness, darkness, and danger from fire; and such in a good measure, is the situation of the Old Town in this hour."

[Modern Athens]



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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