standard-title Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile EdinburghIn Bakehouse Close is a representation of a House of the 17th Century Canongate, Acheson House was the residence of Sir Archibald Acheson and  Margaret Hamilton from 1633 when it was built, it then was passed on to his son George Acheson. The Canongate became the area the wealthy of Edinburgh moved to as the Edinburgh Closes and Wynds were overpopulated, smelly and noisy. 

 Lintel above door of Acheson House Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh  Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

Acheson House Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

Acheson House was built in 1633 as a townhouse for Sir Archibald Acheson, who died a year later in 1634. Archibald Acheson was knighted by James I in 1620, made secretary of state for Scotland in 1627 during the reign of Charles I and a baronet of Nova Scotia in 1628. Acheson house was restored by the Marquess of Bute when he purchased the property from Edinburgh council in 1935 to save it from demolition.

 Lintel above door of Acheson House Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh   Lintel above door of Acheson House Bakehouse Close Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

Link to Wilson’s Court