The History of Leith

July 2, 2011

The Netherbow

John Knox House and Moubray House next door are rare medieval survivors illustrating the old picturesque cluster around the Port. The last great ceremonial gate with towers and a handsome spire, begun in 1513 after the battle of Flodden, was finally demolished in 1764. Brass cobbles still mark the area it occupied. However, reinstated in the contemporary tower of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, are the original Netherbow bell, cast in 1621, and a stone plaque commemorating James VI and I’s survival from the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. for more click here

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