Semple’s Close Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh

Semple’s Close was named after the owner Lords Semple of Castle Semple (SEMPILL). The mansion was originally built for Lady Semple in 1638. Lord Hugh Semple Purchase a property next door to increase the size of his present residence in 1743.  A military officer, Major in the Cameronians, Commander of the Black Watch and Colonel of the Edinburgh Regiment and commanded the left wing of the Hanoverian Army at Culloden. Inscription above door of Semple’s Mansion PRAISED BE THE LORD, MY GOD, MY STRENTH & MY REDEEMER  ANNO DOM 1638.

 Semple's Court Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh  Semple's Close Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh  Semple's Mansion Doorway Semple's Close Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh PRAISED BE THE LORD, MY GOD, MY STRENTH & MY REDEEMER ANNO DOM 1638

     

Semple's Close Mansion Door Lintel with inscription PRAISED BE THE LORD, MY GOD, MY STRENTH & MY REDEEMER ANNO DOM 1638

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