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NT2575 :: Baxters' Land lintel, Canonmills

Taken 7 years ago by kim traynor near Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Baxters' Land lintel, Canonmills by kim traynor
Baxters' Land lintel, Canonmills

The Incorporation of Baxters (bakers) in the Canongate were 'thirled' to the mills at Canonmills on the Water of Leith, i.e. compelled by law to have their corn ground there. During demolition work carried out in 1964 to enlarge a local filling station this stone was unearthed, bearing the inscription, "The Baxters Land 1686" (land being traditional Scots for a town tenement). It is now incorporated into a wall of the Canonmills Service Station. NT2473 : Baxters' symbol in the Dean Village
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Subject Grid Square NT2575
Subject Lat/Long 55.962335,-3.198308 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Photographer kim traynor
Taken 20120202 201202 2012 (about 7 years ago)
Submitted 2012-02-19
Context Historic sites and artefacts ·
Tag inscribed stone ·
Group Tenement ·
Term canongate · filling station · bakers · incorporation · traditional scots · tenement · demolition work · corn ·

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