The History of Leith

October 16, 2012

ST. MARY’S WYND and Leith Wynd

ST. MARY’S WYND and Leith Wynd lay in the
direct line of the old Roman road, that crossed
the rough and rugged slope on which, since then,
the old city has been gradually developed. The
former took its name from a chapel and convent
of Cistercian nuns, together with a hospital dedicated
to St. Mary, the two former being situated
on the west side of the street at the head thereof,
or near the boundary of the present Tweeddale
Court, or Close; but when or by whom founded,
not a trace or record is given by history.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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