The History of Leith

September 20, 2012

Haddo’s Hole

The north transept of the church (St Giles) long bore the
queer name of Haddo’s Hole, because a famous
cavalier, Sir John Gordon of Haddo—who defended
his castle of Kelly against the Covenanters,
and loyally served King Charles I.—was imprisoned
there for some time before his execution at the
adjacent cross in 1644.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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