St Ninian's Manse Exterior

St Ninian’s Manse Jigsaw

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The only pre-Reformation building in this part of Leith, St Ninian’s Manse has occupied this site since 1493. It was built as a clerical residence to accompany St Ninian’s Chapel (and, later, St Ninian’s Church), which occupied the site behind the building where Quayside Mills stand today. The prominent stair tower, topped with a Dutch-style lead belfry, was added in the 17th century.

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