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HERIOT'S HOSPITAL FOR SONS OF POOR FREEMEN

HERIOT'S HOSPITAL FOR SONS OF POOR FREEMEN

In what is now Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, George Heriot, James VI's goldsmith and the "Jingling Geordie" of Scott's "Fortunes of Nigel," founded and endowed Heriot's Hospital for the maintenance and education of the sons of poor freemen. The building was completed in 1650. Over a gateway is a statue of Heriot. It is now a technical school.

Other pictures from In the Days of the Merchant Princes


H. J. Smith THE CHURCH WHICH THE CLOTHIERS HELPED TO BUILD AT LAVENHAM

PARISH CHURCH AT BRISTOL, WHICH WAS BUILT THROUGH THE MUNIFICENCE OF THE CANYNGES, MAYORS AND MERCHANT PRINCES

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