situated at Abbeyhill
(formerly Abbey Hill) a short distance to the north of
Holyrood Palace and Abbey.
top picture (above) is an engraving, published in the book Old & New
Edinburgh, around 1890. This engraving
shows the 16th century house 'Croft-an-Righ' or
'Field of the King' with Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park in the background.
The book, Old & New Edinburgh, describes the
approach to the house in 1647:
"[approach to the house] ... from the Abbey
burying-ground through an arched gate between two lodges. ... [The
house is] one of the mansions that formed the formed the residences
of Scottish courtiers in the days of other years."
and its garden are said to have been gifted, along with several
other adjoining properties by James VI to his favourite servant,
named French. It has been the residence of Regent Moray.
Old & New Edinburgh, Cassell & CO, 1890: Vol 2,