St Leonards Area Edinburgh

Hermits Termits House was built by William Clifton a solicitor of Excise, another resident of note was William Bell Scott (1811–90) was a Scottish poet, painter, art critic, was born in Hermits Termits St Leonard’s Edinburgh. The initials on the crest C under the crown for Clifton W for William and the M for Mary and 1734 was when the house was built. William Clifton was a descendent of  Sir Gervase Clifton “the Gentle”  who was at Pinkie Cleugh in 1547. 

 Hermits Termits 64 Hermits Croft Edinburgh  

Waterloo 1815 Memorial Edinburgh

This monument to the memory of the Battle at Waterloo 1815, in a square neglected, stands outside Hermits Termits House built by William Clifton 1734 and where the Scots Poet William Bell Scott was born in 1811.

Jeanie Deans Tryst St Leonard’s Bank

Jeanie Deans is a fictional character in Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Heart of Midlothian. The Cottage is now gone but a plaque is on the wall near to the site of where the cottage once stood.

Link to Holyrood Park Road