Carrubber’s Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

Carrubber's Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh Sign

Carrubber’s (Carruber’s) ( Carruthebber’s) Close many spellings but originally named after William De Caradris a Bailie of Edinburgh in 1454 also a James Hay of Carruber owned land and a coalyard on the east side of the present Carrubber’s close. This is a part of Bishop’s Land as this is where the Archbishop of St Andrews (John Spottiswood) resided in 1615. Henry Viscount Melville was born here in 1741. A fire destroyed 4 tenements in 1758 and then the area was destroyed by fire in 1814. The Tailor’s Hall was also present in Carrubber’s Close whose charter was granted in 1531. At the foot of the close was a theatre. On the land is now the Old St Paul’s Church. Carrubber’s Close was also the Last stronghold of the Jacobites.

Carrubber's Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh Plaque

 Archbishop Spottiswood's Mansion Carrubber's Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh   Old St Paul's Church Carrubber's Close Royal Mile Edinburgh  Old St Paul's Jeffery Street off Carrubber's Close Edinburgh 

 Carrubber's Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh Royal Mile Entrance  Carrubber's Close entrance from Jeffrey Street Edinburgh

Link to Bishop’s Close