The History of Leith

November 29, 2008

Cockburn Street-High Street, Edinburgh


(c) John Arthur

Properly “Lord Cockburns St” Reg. 6/2/1861. Imp. Map 1866 who vainly strove to preserve the beauty and interest of Old Edinburgh, leaving his name to the Cockburn Society. He died 1854. The street made 1859. Author of “Circuit journeys”. His bust at north entrance to street, o.& n.e. 1.282. A Company formed by Act of Parliament. “The Edinburgh Railway Station Access Coy” in 1853, which bough up, bit by bit, the necessary lands in the closes, which were demolished, and the street made, Reg. Made after Ord. Surv. 1852, 76 Reg 7/9/1860.

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