The History of Leith

March 22, 2011

The Mansion of the Logans of Sheriff Brae.

From thence, another quarter known as the Sheriff, or Shirra Brae, extends in a south-westerly direction, still abounding in ancient houses. Here, facing the Coal Hill, there stood, till 1840, a very fine old edifice, described as having been the residence
of a Logan of Restalrig. The dormer windows, which rose high above the eaves, were
elaborately sculptured with many dates and quaint devices. Some of these have been preserved in the north wall of the manse of St. Thomas’s Church, One of them displays a shield charged with a heart, surmounted by a fleur-de-lis, with the initials I, L.
and the date 1636; another las the initials I.L., M.C, with the date 24 Dec., 1636; a third has the initials M ,C., with a shield; while a fourth gablet has the initials D.I)., M,C, and the comparatively recent date 1730,

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