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General view of Nos 45-53 High Street, Edinburgh. (John Knox's House and Moubray House)

SC 426631

Description General view of Nos 45-53 High Street, Edinburgh. (John Knox's House and Moubray House)

Catalogue Number SC 426631

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ED 8756 PO

Scope and Content Moubray House, High Street, Edinburgh Moubray House, originally built in 1477 for Andrew Moubray, a wealthy merchant and burgess of the city, is probably the oldest surviving house in Edinburgh. His shop was on the ground floor. Moubray House has many characteristic 16th-century architectural features including thick rubble walls and a projecting attic wooden gable. The three sashed windows with small panes on the first and second floors have replaced the original tiny openings. Andrew Moubray, 15th-century merchant, had a ship, the 'James' at Leith. He brought materials back from France and Italy, including a canopy for James IV's bed at Holyrood. The King, short of money, pledged his 'cup overgilt, cover and piece of silver'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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