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Edinburgh, 215 High Street

Shop (19th Century), Tenement (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 215 High Street

Classification Shop (19th Century), Tenement (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lyon's Close; Old Stamp House Close

Canmore ID 115336

Site Number NT27SE 1135

NGR NT 25851 73676

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

Lyon's Close is shown on Edgar 1742 and was also known as Stalker's Close before 1756; but the derivations of both names are abscure. In 1581, at the King's request, his master cook John Lyoun was admitted burgess and gild brother; and in 1695 a mariner, Patrick Lyon, was likewise admitted, this having been made one of the conditions of a gift of five thousand pounds to Heriot's Hospital by Robert Sandilands. (from Stuart Harris, "Place Names of Edinburgh", 1996, page 412)


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