Galloway’s Entry Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh
John Galloway owned land and had a stable, Alexander Galloway also had Stables. The land of Forsyth’s Close and Galloway’s Entry with a now missing Ramsay’s Close all seem to have had stables on the land with to main Houses Callendar House to the west and Whiteford House on the east both now veterans residence Whiteford House being the site where the Earl of Winton had a mansionhouse which became known as Lord Seytoun’s Lodgings. The Plaque at the main entrance to the building reads; In memory of Charles M Pelham Burn First Chairman of this institution to whose personal influence and exertions is mainly due to the successful establishment of this residence for Veterans of the Navy and Army to whom its hospitality might be acceptable in the days of their old age and necessity.
Earl of Winton’s’ town mansion, better known as Lord Seytoun’s lodging in the Canongate. In front of the mansion, in which Sir Walter Scott lays some of the scenes of the “Abbot”. There was a tavern built chiefly of lath and plaster, known as “Jenny Ha’s”. The landlady was famous for her claret. Gay, the poet, is said to have frequented the tavern during his short stay in Edinburgh. It was a custom for the merchants and distinguished gentlemen of Edinburgh to adjourn after dinner parties, to enjoy claret and merrymaking at Jenny Ha’s.
WHITEFORD HOUSE CANONGATE ROYAL MILE EDINBURGH
JENNY HA’S CHANGE HOUSE (TAVERN) CANONGATE ROYAL MILE EDINBURGH
On this site stood a well-known tavern of the 1700s, ran by the popular landlady Jenny Hall. Jenny Ha’s Tavern was the rendezvous of poets John Gay and Allan Ramsay and other renowned gentlemen of the time, who would meet after dining. The plaque can be found on the side of the building outside Whitefoord House.