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KING'S WARK Continued from [page 29] In 1544 the Kings Wark shared in the general calamity in which Leith was involved by the English army under Hertford. On that occasion, it was set on fire and left nearly in ruins, The building was afterwards repaired by one John Chishlome Comptroller of Artillery who in the year 1567 obtained a grant of it by act of parliament, from Queen Mary, for himself, heirs, and assignees, In the years 1575. it was cleaned out for the reception of people recovering from the plague, some years after it fell into the hands of one Bernard Lindsay groom of the chamber, to James VI, who had power to Keep four taverns in it, In 1627 when amongst other instructions given to Sir A. Napier by Charles I there appears the following that he should deal with Bernard Lindsay's sons for their house in Leith, to be a custom-house, The last notice we find of this house is in the year 1647, when it was repaired by the Common Council of Edinburgh from Sir William Dick for 45. merks, no trace of this ancient edifice now exists or at least can be discovered at any, the altered state of the premises on which it stood, they being now covered with a mass of irregular buildings renders all attempts at research on this subject both unsatisfactory and fruitless, - See Campbells History of leith

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This Name Book refers to Edinburgh 1852 - Sheet 13
OS large scale Scottish town plans, 1847-1895 - Scale: 1:1:1056

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