Steil’s Close Royal Mile Edinburgh


This close has had many names and changed after the 2 separate fires of 1824 and 1700. Known as St Monan’s Wynd after a chapel that stood in the Wynd, Also Hangman’s Close as the city’s Hangman lived here and Steil’s Close after Patrick Steel a merchant, Later to be New Bank Close and Barry’s Close and Back of Parliament Close. This close still survives as it stood from the 1600s from the south east corner of Parliament Square previously Parliament Close in an L shape into Old Fishmarket Close which previously had two entrances from the High Street in a Y shape and one entrance from the Cowgate.  

 Steil's Close up to Parliament Square Edinburgh   Steil's Close from Old Fishmarket Close  

You can find the close behind to the left of James Braidwood’s Statue in Parliament Square. The sign has Barrie’s Close history has it as Barry’s Close but ratified.   

Link to Old Fishmarket Close