World’s End Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

World's End Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

World’s End Close previously Sir John Stanfield’s Close, Sir John Stanfield was supposedly murdered by his son who was then sentenced to hang at the market cross in Feb 1688 but due to the rope slipping he was finally chopped up and his head was displayed in Haddington his body in Leith and his tongue was cut out and hand chopped of for his crimes against his father. Known as World’s End Close as this was the last building inside the city wall which many people had never been past.

World's End Close High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh

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