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HADDINGTON PLACE D.1827. Beside the "proposed new road to Haddington", Ainslie l804. The London Road was first named Haddington Road, hence Haddington Pl., j.r.
HADDON'S COURT 70 Nicolson St., D.1827. Haddow's Ct., Littlejohn App. 46. Haddon's Court, II 2 Nicolson St., D. 1832.
HAILES STREET On property of the Gillespie Trust, the founder whereof worked t. Spylaw snuff mill on the estate of Hailes, or Colintoun. Hiailes alias Colingtoun, Reg. 10/1/1747.
HALLHEAD ROAD On the lands of Major Robt. G. Gordon Gilmour, eldest son of Henry Wolrige Gordon of Hallhead and Esslemont, Aberdeenshire.
HALMYRE STREET On the property of Mr. Gordon of Halmyre, near West Linton, jr. See Gordon St.
HAMMERMEN'S CLOSE Ainslie. Kirkwood, D.1827. Just east of the Magdalen Chapel, Reg. 3/7/1858. So called from Guild of the Hammermen, owners and occupiers of the Magdalen Chapel. The Hammermen's Court behind, Reg. 19/5/1863. The close p.w. 1773, p.39; 1780, p. 17 and the Hammermen's land p.w 1780, p.54 are mentioned by Peter Williamson, see o.e.c. vol viii. full account of the Hammermen and the Chapel.
From builder, jr., in Great Junction St., Leith. See also Hamilton Wynd-Part II.
HAMILTON PLACE D.1827. Mrs. Dr. Hamilton. Hamilton Pl, D. 1800, 80. Two self. contained houses were the first built there; one was occupied by Hamilton. Both were used for the Hamilton Place Academy. Test Thomas Ross, 14 Saxe Coburg Pl., daughter of the headmaster, Dr.
HAMILTON TERRACE After the Marquis of Abercorn, superior. See also Hamilton Drive etc. -Part II
After Hampton Court, royal residence, with Osborne Ter., Kew Ter., adjacent streets.
HANOVER STREET Circa 1786. From the house of Hanover, who came to the British throne in George I. After the War, it was foolishly proposed to change so German a name-but vainly, although 'Handover' St. was sugi as improvement, McK. Comer House of Hanover St. now built, m.t.c. 17/10/1781.
HARDWELL CLOSE p.w. 1779, p.94. From the nature of the water, McK. Possibly corruption of "Yard well", which occurs in protocols anent brea etc.e.g. Prot. W.F. 7, 19/4/1756. Hard-well Close, p.w.1779, P.1
From Sir George Harrison, Lord Provost 1882-1885, M.P. 1885, D.41. 1884. To whom also a memorial arch erected at entrance to Blackford Hill Sept. 1888. See also Harrison Gardens, Place -part II .
From Lord Hartington, later Duke of Devonshire, a prominent statesman, when the streets were built. Left the party on Glad Home Rule Bill, Irish.
HASTIE'S CLOSE Edgar. Ainslie. Kirkwood. Kerr. Libberton's or Knowis' Close, Reg. 11/1/1860. Now ending in a court, formerly a thoroughfare. It is mentioned protocol of 1725, Prot. A.11. 7, 17/7/1725. Several persons of this name are mentioned in the protocols, as connected with the close William Hastie, writer, possessed two houses there, Prot. J.W. 7, 3/9/1765. William Hastie, 'Gemmarius', was on the cast side of College Wynd, . Not. W.F. 2, 3/11/1747. Robert Hastie, merchan Glasgow, thereafter in Virginia, disponed property in Hastie's Close to his son, Robert, millwright in Manchester, formerly in Glasgow, on 1st August 1793, Reg. 11/1/1860. Hastie's Brewery stood cast of College Wynd, Reg. 21/11/1863. The name Libberton's or Knowis Close, belongs to the close immediately west of Happerlaw's (sic) Close, Reg. 11/1/1860. There were lands on the south side of the Kowgait, bounded by lands of Nowie Brusse on the east: of John Knowis and Rapperlaw's Wynd on the west: the transe of the Kirk of Field on the south: the highway (the Cowgate) on the north, c.c. 3011, 24/5/1589. John Knowis was a baxter, c.c. 3031, 10/11/1589. In Libberton's or Knowis Close were land of umquhyle Jas. Libberton and John Knowis. Elizabeth Knows was wife to Thomas Inglis, junior.
HATTON PLACE From Hatton or Haltoun, property owned by family of Lawdre or Lauder owners of lands of Bruntsfield till 1603, o.e.c. iii. 201. o.e.c. x. 20.
HAUGH STREET From Deanhaugh q.v. D. 1827.
HAWKHILL AVENUE Shown on anon. map, circa 1730. "Halkhill", Birrel's Diary 1593, Wilson 229. "A little Knoll, called the Halke-hill", Irons 1.277. Evidently connected with Hawkfield, Restalrig Road, v.r.31.
HAWTHORN TERRACE One tree still there 1920. Probably same as following.
HAWTHORN BANK BUILDINGS Near Belford Road. From the tree where the Covenanters set up the standard. Still standing 1904. Stewart Chambers, o.e.b. i. 114.
HAWTHORNVALE Hawthornville, Whale Brae, Newhaven, D.1827. m.t.c. 16/6/1819.
Formerly Hayweights, o.e.c. ii. 143. No name, Lothian Map 1825, but in D.1827, Haymarket opposite South Coats, m.t.c. 17/7/1816. Hay Weights at west end of Maitland St., m.t.c. 14/1/1834.
HAZELBANK TERRACE Fancy. After the tree, e.c.b.c.1d.
HENDERLAND ROAD From Alexr. Murray of Murrayfield. Lord Henderland. Died 1796, o.& n.e. ii. 255. iii. 104. Superior.
From Dr. Henderson, who initiated the "improvement" scheme in Leith, e.s.s. 261. Provost 1875 & 1884.
From Alexr. Henderson of Press. Lord Provost 1823/4, o.& n.e. iii. 83. Founder of National Bank of Scotland and Union Insurance Coy. Anderson 377. Chambers inscribes his "Walks in Edinburgh" to him, p.266. Died 1827. "Banker. Warriston House", D.1827.
Shown as Hendry St., D. 1827. Not in Lothian Map, Ord. Surv. 1852. In Lothian's map 1829. Henry Watson, property owned in St. Leonards Vennal,m.t.c. 30/6/1824.
Original approach to Heriot's Hospital by a long slope, extending out into the Grassmarket, so in Edgar 1742 & 1765. Heriot's Work Bridge.
HERIOT HILL TERRACE Heriot buildings and place from vicinity to Heriot's Hospital which is named from George Heriot, goldsmith to Anne of Denmark. Queen of James VI, who left funds in trust for its erection and endowment. See "Fortunes of Nigel". Heriot's Works, p.w. 1780/81, 12. Hospital built 1628-1650. Heriot Mount (St. Leonards), Heriot Row (New Town). Heriothill Terrace (Bellevue) all on property of the Heriot Trust. Heriot Row, m.t.c. 10/8/1803.
Built of stone from the Hermand quarries, - Hermand Estate, near West Calder, Terrace, D. 1891/92.
From the Hermitage of Braid so called from its sequestered pos,, built circa 1780. Owned by Gordon of Cluny, o.& n.e. iii. 41. Maitland derives it from a hermits Cell originally at that place, Matthews 33.
From the old house of that name. "A square to be called Hermitage Sq.", 4/l/1808, eec.js. D. 1827. For sale Mansion house etc. of Hermitage, near Leith, e.a. 8/4/1765. Lady Fyfe resident there.
HERMITAGE PLACE From the traditional hermit's cave occupied by St. Bernard in the dean,o.& n.e,. iii. p. 75- 79. Renamed Raeburn Street-See Part II.
HERON'S COURT Kerr. o.s. D.1827. Maitland gives Heron's Close, but this must refer to some under close elsewhere, judging by dates. It is shown, unnamed, by Edi Ainslie. It takes its name from Patrick Heron, of the family of I of Heron, formerly host of the Black Bull Inn, Glasgow, who in 1787 bought the Museum Hall from the Society of Antiquaries, Scotland. It had been built by Alexr. Lockhart, Lord Covington about 1741, and occupied by him till he sold it in 1766 to Col. .Charles Campbell, H.E.I.C.S., of Banbreck, who in turn sold it in 1784 to the Rt. Hon. David Steuart Erskine, Earl of Buchan, to Hall of the recently formed Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. years later, in 1787, financial straits compelled them to dispose to Patrick Heron, who altered it, making it suitable for use as th British Inn. He died, probably there or thereabouts, 1803. TJX seems to have been demolished about 1830. It was known as 'Lochhart's House' from its first owner, Patrick Heron's will, or the M p.w. list 1783; Kincaid's map 1784, or the 'Antiquarian Society Hall', see Soc. Ant. S. vol xiv., 13th February 1911. Deacon Brodie was employed for wright's work by Patrick Heron - see Soc. Ant. S. vol. xiv., 13th February 1911.
HIGH RIGGS The old house of the Lawsons on the property demolished 18, o.& n.e. ii. 223. Cultivated land, lying high, Heriot's Hospital blt on part. "Lands of Highriggs or Headriggs", m.t.c. 6/5/1818. Lands of Hieriggs, Prot. 17/6/1528. From its position. A charter of 1387 granted the lands of Dalry called Heyriggs to Sir John Charter House Inventory, vol. 5, p.432.
From the Old High School, built 1578, rebuilt 1778. Deserted 1829 Then Surgical Hospital-Fever Hospital-Engineering Laboratory for the University, later, geographical class rooms. Wynd, M., High School Wynd, Prot. 24/10/1711. a. w. 4. High School Yard Surgeon St. as leading to Surgeon Square, Knox.
From Peter Hill, bookseller, south side of High: D. 1800 who owned the property, Stark 1825, to Mr. Hill, bookseller, 5/3/1808, eec.j.s. Peter Hill petitions for water pipe to serve his feuars in Hill Place, m.t.c. 14/6/1809. Partner of Wm. Creech, Burns' publisher.
HILL STREET Ainslie 1804. Unnamed in unbuilt plan of 1780. Queen's and George's Mews, Craig 1767. James Hill, mason, had a feu in Queen St. west of Castle St., m.t.c. 12/5/1790. Called part of Thistle St. m.t.c. 15/8/1792. Hill's St., D. 1800, 153. Originally Thistle St. ran the whole length, but James Hill, mason, having feued in section between Frederick and Castle Streets, for a house for Robert Belshes of Green Yeards Jan. 1788, the street took his name-"now called Hill St.", m.t.c. 2/1/1799.
HILLEND PLACE Descriptive.
Leith Walk", p.w. 1780/81, 83. House to let. Caled. Merc. 7/3/1785, j.s. D.1827. Planned. Lothian Map 1825. Hillside owned by Mr. Alexr. Allen, m.t.c. 17/12/1806. Harts Knows or Hillside, m.t.c. . 3/1/1827, 11/10/1842.
HOLLYBANK TERRACE Fancy. From the Holly tree, e.c.b.c.1d.
From the Monastery of the Holyrood or cross, of the "Monasterium sanctae crucis de Crag", Wilson, i. 4. Named from St. Margaret's Black Rood by her son David I, founder of the Abbey 1128, Wilson, i. 4.5. (M.B.X. doubts this-the Black Rood probably kept in the Castle). Other attribute it to the rood which saved David I from the Stag. Holyrood Road was the new name given to the south back of the Canongate in the belief that change of label improves wine. Early 20th century.
HOME STREET D.27. Kirkwood shews ground owned by J. Horne Rigg. Lothian Map 1825. Hume Rigg of Morton, a.o.e.64. "James Home Rigg of Drumdryan and part of Crichen's gardens" 1814, v.r. 45. Home St. on lands of Jas. Home Rigg, of Downfield & Morton, Reg. 12/11/1857.
HOPE STREET m.t.c. 12/10/1803. Marg. A street near Charlotte Square, named Hope St. A letter was read from Mr. Andrew MacWhinnie, writer to James Jackson, South Bridge, city treasurer, telling of a letter from Mrs. Maxwell, senior, of Carriden, who was living in a nameless street running from west end of Princes St. to west row of Charlotte Square, and found it very awkward in many ways that the street lacked a name. The magistrates and Council agreed that the street be named Hope St. probably from Charles Hope of Granton, Lord Advocate and Lord President, M.P. for the city 4/l/1804.
HOPE'S COURT Ainslie, Kirkwood and Kerr give Close. Shown as Dr. Hope's Close, Netherbow, D. 1800, 133. The Honble. Mr. (John) Baron Maul, one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, acquired property beside Trunk's Close from Archibald Hope, Prot. J.W. 7, 2/7/1766. Various members of the Hope family are mentioned, but no Dr. Hope. Mrs. Hope occupied the house in Bryson's Close acquired by John Johnston from Andrew Bryson, Reg. 20/8/1767.
HOPE TERRACE Near to Whitehouse Loan. The trustees of Mrs. Ann Oliphant (relict of Francis Grant of Kilgraston), owner of lands of Whitehouse, disponed the whole (1867) to Lt. Genl. Sir Jas. Hope Grant, etc., o.e.c. x. 52.
The Meadows were known as Hope Park, anon. map circa 1730. Ainslie 1780 & 1804. Lothian Map 1825, as having been leased in 1722 to Thomas Hope of Rankeillor, for the purpose of being drained, o.e.c. x. 258. The Chapel of Ease giving its name to Chapel St. is called "Hope Park Chapel", St. C 174. Hope Park, name of the mansion about 1770, St. G. 83. Hope's Feu, part of St. Leonards, whereon are built Clerk St., Rankeillor St. and Montague St, St. L. 45. Sir Thomas Hope, 8th Baronet, son to Sir Alexr. Hope of Rankeillour, (who was second son to Sir John, 2nd Baronet) was a great agricultural improver, who drained and laid out the Meadows-Hope Park. He married Margaret, daughter of Ninian Lowis of Merchiston, and died 1771. The Hopes of Rankeillour, those of Luffness, and Earl of Hopetoun (family name Hope) are descended from John de Hope, see Edward Hope's Close. In Valuation Roll 1872/3, Capt. Henry W. Hope of Rankeillour, address Luffness, Dunbar, see Burke. Sir Archibald Hope of Rankeillour, senator of College of justice, father of Thomas H., advocate, by Lady Margaret, daughter of Mr James Lowis of Merchiston, Prot. 17/8/1/705, a.w.2. The tack of the Burrowloch nearly expiring, the Town Council, considered 16 Aug. 1721 how best to set it in tack or feu. On 13 Jun 1722 a committee was.appointed, with powers to set in tack. On Aug 1722 they instructed the ditch conveying the water from the loch to Bailie Grays, commonly called Lochrin bridge, to be cleared On 7 Sept. 1722 a tack was granted to Thos. Hope for 57 years (to Janet Hewison, relict of John Carmichael, brewer and Andrew, so to deceased Andrew Gardner, brewer). The bounds of the Burrowloch or Meadow were divided (in the paroch of St. Cuthbert's) this King's High St. (Buccleuch St. and Causeyside) on the E. Bruntsfield Links on the S. Lands of Pat. Makdowgall of Crichan, the yards of Lauriston yards and the arable land of George Heriot's Hosp.
HOPES OF RANKEILOR 22/6/1681. Mr. Archd. Hop of Rankeilor, advocate, made burgess and guild brother by right of his umq. fr. Sir John Hope burgess and guild brother, gratis. He was 2nd son of Sir John, 2nd Bart (S. of Sir Thos. 1st Bart by Elizb. daughter of John Bonnet of Wallyford, E., Lothian. Advocate 30/6/1664. Lord Rankeillour, Ld.of Session) at Revolution 1689. Knighted by Wm. III. Born 9/91639. Died 10/10/1706. His 2nd son Thomas, succeeded to the baronetcy 5/6/1766, as 8th Bart. Born 5/7/1701, died 17/4/1776. Drained the Meadows. His brother Chas. had son John, Prof. of Botany. Married Juliana Stevenson.
HOPETOUN COURT Fountainbridge, from Port Hopetoun. Union Canal. Port Hopetoun now occupied by Lothian House.
HORSE WYND J.H. Canong. Prot. 16/2/1705. From Royal Stables, which were there at the time of Darnley's-murder, o.&n.e.ii.27. From proximity to Royal Stables, o.e.c. i. 18, Ainslie 1780, 1804. King's Stables formerly there, M. 134, c. i.
HOWE STREET From Lord Howe, victor at Ushant. June 1794, D.1827. How St., Ainslie 1804, m.t.c. 12/9/1804, 10/2/1808.
HUGH MILLER PLACE From the celebrated geologist, author and Disruption leader, e.c.
HUNTER SQUARE From Sir James Hunter Blair, M.P. 1781. Lord Provost 1784. H own name Hunter, he married and took the name of Miss Blair of Dunskey. He carried out the scheme of the South Bridge, when, Hunter Sq. and Blair St. commemorate him. He died 1787, Anderson 264. Ainslie 1780 shows Blair St., Ainslie 1804 shows Hunter's Sq.
HUNTER'S CLOSE 131 Grassmarket. D.1827 now 79. At the entrance of which PC was hanged in 1736, Wilson i. 145. 167. o.& n.e. ii. 232. D. 1200. Alias Campbell's Close, trad. 1. 151. Alexr. Hunter, physic York, owned land there at one time, Reg. 9/4/1856.
HYNDFORD'S CLOSE Edgar. Ainslie. Kirkwood. Kerr. Shown as Collingtoun's Close Prot. G.H.12, 7/6/1737; Charteris' Close, G.1.1, 27/2/1731. i. Named from the mansion of the Earl of Hyndford which stood the close, Wilson, ii. 65; o.& n. e. i. 275. He acquired part of the grod from the daughters of Andrew Ainslie,Prot. J. W.4, 23/5/1758 Earl of Hyndford, acquired also land on the south side of the High Street, on the east side of Gray's Close, Prot. G.H.4, 20/12/1710. Its older name, Collingtoun's Close, now Hyndford's Close, Prot. G.I. 2, 5/2/1733; J. W. 5, 9/5/1759, was derived from the yard owned by Sir James Foulis of Colinton, and later by the Earl of Hyndford, which lay in the close, immediately north of Elphinson Court, Prot. J.W.6, 28/10/1763. This close was not a thorough fare. It bore the name also of Charteris' Close, which is described, Prot. G.L2,27/2/1731; W.,V.ll, 28/10/1762, as the first close west of Purvis' or Foulis' Close, from the tenement therein, owned of old by John Charteris, Burgess of Edinburgh, Prot. W.F. 10, 21/4/1762; A. W.3, 22/7/1710.