White Horse Close

Edinburgh Closes

Edinburgh has a large number of closes, many leading off the Royal Mile.  Closes were narrow passages that led between the high buildings on either side.

White Horse Close was on the northern side of the Royal Mile, near Holyrood at the foot of the Canongate.  This was wider and flatter than the closes to be found higher up the Royal Mile.

White Horse Inn

There was also a White Horse Inn, the destination of some of the old stage coaches from London, but I think this may have been higher up the Royal Mile, near St Mary's Street.

  

Old Engraving

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  White Horse Inn

White Horse Inn

  

Photographs by Thomas Vernon Begbie  -  late 1850s

Whitehorse Close - Photograph by Begbie 

High Street

Whitehorse Close

  

Edinburgh Album Photo  -  Alex A Inglis

White Horse Close  -  Photo by Alex A Inglis

White Horse Close

  

Postcards

Postcard by Reginald P Phillimore  -  White Horse Close

White Horse Close

POST CARD: Reginald Phillimore

White Horse Close

POST CARD: Hartmann

  

Stereo Card  -   Photographer not identified

 Srereo View of White Horse Close  -  Photographer not known

White Horse Close  -  before 1867

The Right hand image from a stereo pair of White Horse Close  -  Photographer not known

  

Postcard  -  Castle Series

Real Etching

Publisher not named but initials 'AW' on the

Postcard  -  Castle Series  - Real Etching, AW - White Horse Close

Postcard  -  Castle Series  - Real Etching, AW - White Horse Close

  

SE Corner of White Horse Close

Old and Recent Photos

Looking to the south into the SE corner of White Horse Close

Old Photo

Looking to the south into the SE corner of White Horse Close

2012

Looking to the south into the SE corner of White Horse Close

2012

 

Map

Please click here to find White Horse Close on a map of the Royal Mile.

It is No. 37, very near the bottom of  this map on the right hand side.

  

 

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