Author Topic: 293 Canongate, Edinburgh and Cranston Street  (Read 3102 times)

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Re: 293 Canongate, Edinburgh and Cranston Street
« Reply #45 on: Wednesday 26 October 16 23:04 BST (UK) »
Things changed over the years, it seems. At one time Mid Common Close was an access route from the Canongate to Market Street (although I don't think it was called Market Street at that time.) I think the Premier (Market St.) is behind/North of the building that now houses Wedgewood Restaurant (formerly Morocco Lands).
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Re: 293 Canongate, Edinburgh and Cranston Street
« Reply #46 on: Friday 28 October 16 23:39 BST (UK) »
The Premier inn is on Market street and to get to Royal mile you have to come out of door (opposite council offices) and turn left up Cranston street so it seems to me that it is behind where the language school is. There is space between the hotel and buildings on Royal Mile which could have been where Mid Common Close was situated. Just a thought.
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SCOTLAND - Mallachin or Mallichan or Mallaghan
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Re: 293 Canongate, Edinburgh and Cranston Street
« Reply #47 on: Saturday 29 October 16 01:57 BST (UK) »
I think you are correct. I was misled by a map which shows Premier on the North side of E. Market street, whereas it is on the south side. The map in the site below shows the hotel and the Edinburgh School of English. If you increase to max. magnification, the names of the buildings will appear.

http://www.geopunk.co.uk/EH8-8/Mid-Common-Close

The entrance to Midcommon Close is in the wall which adjoins the school (the blue line), but I think the close changed in size and content over the years.

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Re: 293 Canongate, Edinburgh and Cranston Street
« Reply #48 on: Monday 31 October 16 09:13 GMT (UK) »
What an interesting map. Have looked at it for quite a while at all the places we visited and places in my family tree. Thanks for that.
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LANCASHIRE - Crabtree
SCOTLAND - Mallachin or Mallichan or Mallaghan
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Re: 293 Canongate, Edinburgh and Cranston Street
« Reply #49 on: Sunday 01 October 17 20:35 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help.....295 Canongate I have on a birth cert for 1869, above the address it says 'birthy buildings?'.....has anyone heard of this.

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Re: 293 Canongate, Edinburgh and Cranston Street
« Reply #50 on: Sunday 01 October 17 23:33 BST (UK) »
Can you post an extract from the certificate so we can have a look at it?
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