Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

General view of Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, from S.

DP 158588

Description General view of Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, from S.

Date 24/7/2013

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DP 158588

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Bakehouse or Hammermen's Close, west side (right), was owned by the Incorporation of Hammermen by 1762. On the left is the 2nd backland contained six tenants on three floors in 1762, with garden access. Canongate (or Canongait, the Canon's 'way' or 'route') was a Burgh of Regality granted by the Crown to the Abbey Kirk of Holyrood in 1128. By the 17th century it was in the shadow of its neighbour, Edinburgh. It eventually lost its separate burgh status in 1856. Bakehouse or Hammermen's Close, west side, was owned by the Incorporation of Hammermen by 1762. On the left is the second backland which contained six tenants on three floors in 1762, with garden access. This shows the density of population in just two dwellings (albeit upmarket) in one part of one close in the Old Town as the population grew and tofts (strips) were added to and split up between families. Again we have the typical Scottish burgh building style of irregular masonry, sash and case windows, crow-stepped gables and jettied wooden elements at higher levels (as a means of increasing floor space). These tenements are some of the few remaining examples of the timber-jettied gable-fronted buildings which would have occupied much of the Old Town. On the right is one of several former industrial buildings (probably part of one of the breweries in the area) which has been converted and re-used as modern offices.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1345404

People and Organisations

Events

Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © RCAHMS

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions