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Photographic copy of drawing showing proposed restoration with measurements

SC 495672

Description Photographic copy of drawing showing proposed restoration with measurements

Catalogue Number SC 495672

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 39391 CN

Scope and Content The Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh Originally the Mercat Cross stood to the east of St Giles' Cathedral. This was the spot where the merchants of the Old Town gathered to do business. It was also the spot from which Royal Proclamations were read, and the site of many public executions. The original cross was broken up in 1756 because it was said to impede traffic. Parts of it were salvaged, however, including the capital and part of the shaft, and these were reused in 1885 when a new cross-house was built, based on the original. The site of the original cross is marked in the roadway of the High Street, down from St Giles. Among the famous executions that took place here is that of the Marquis of Montrose who was hanged in 1650. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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