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Architecture Notes

Event ID 770789

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Architecture Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/770789

Hangman's Close was named for the public lockman or executioner. In 1861, John Whyt, the "gude toun's lockman", built himself a house is Fishmarket Close "on the East side of the dwelling formerly possessed by him". (from Stuart Harris, "Place Names of Edinburgh", 1996, page 323)

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