COCKBURN STREET EDINBURGH

COCKBURN STREET EDINBURGH

Lord Henry Cockburn Born: 26 Oct 1779 Died: 26 Apr 1854

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo Office was originally built as a hotel (The Cockburn hotel built circa 1862).

The carving above door of a head is Lord Cockburn with gilt writing MacPherson on lintel. (Previous owner)

Lord Cockburn was a conservationist and saved many important buildings in Edinburgh. The street is named after him.

Lord Henry Cockburn died in 1854 at the age of 74.

A conservationist the Cockburn Association which was established in 1875 was named after Lord Henry Cockburn.

A statue of Lord Henry Cockburn stands in the north-east corner of Parliament Hall in the High Street Edinburgh.

           Lord Henry Cockburn

Look up to right of picture is Cockburn Street which takes you to the Tron Kirk in the

High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

When Cockburn Street was built it cut through (circa 1860) many old closes, which evidence of can be seen in Fleshmarket Close where the smallest pub in Edinburgh can be found on the north side of the severed close halfway down the steps.

Cockburn Street has a good selection of retail shops restaurants, fast food outlets and bars. Access to Warriston Close where can be seen the house of John Knox and a short cut from the Waverley Train Station to the upper part of the High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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started 16 / 03 /2017

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