The History of Leith

December 9, 2012

St. Anthony district

While the King’s Wark was extending the Shore seawards,
another group of buildings, whose character and
purpose were very different, began to rise among the
fields and meadows to the south, near where the lands
of the Logans met those of the Monypennys of Pilrig.
This was the Hospital of St. Anthony, which, unlike the
King’s Wark, has left its own memorial behind it in the
form of some of the oldest and most familiar placenames
in the town. All wanderers in and about the
Kirkgate know the St. Anthony district with its several
old-time alleys—they can hardly be dignified as streets
—to which the famous hermit saint has given his name.

source-The Story of Leith

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