The History of Leith

August 16, 2012

A proposal

IN 1774 a proposal to erect buildings on the south j
side of Princes Street—a lamentable error in taste
-it would have proved—led to an interdict by the
Court of Session, which ended in a reference to
•the House of Lords, on which occasion Lord
Mansfield made a long and able speech, and the
result was, that the amenity of Princes Street was
maintained, and it became in time the magnificent
terrace we now find it.

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