Royal Mile Glossary
CLOSE: An entrance to a tenement, also
sometimes providing access to the rear of the building.
There was often a gate at the front entrance which was closed at
COURT: A courtyard surrounded on all sides by buildings.
LAND: A tenement block of flats.
PEND: An archway.
VENNEL: A lane or passageway.
WYND: A thoroughfare, open from end to end.
Acknowledgement: AA Pocket Guide