Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Latitude 55.94745
Longitude -3.19224
Street Candlemaker Row
City Edinburgh
County Midlothian
Country Scotland
 
Enclosed By
Edinburgh
 
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Narrative

The Ancient Corporation of Candlemaker’s Hall stood close to the Greyfriars gates on the west side of Candlemaker Row. This is where the street name originated. The Candlemakers Hall was built in 1722 and still can be seen today. The Row was where all the candlemakers of Edinburgh would make candles and the smell was on occasion so strong that residents of Candlemaker Row tried to stop the trade.

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