NT2776 : Lamb's House windows

taken 8 years ago, near to Leith, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Lamb's House windows
Lamb's House windows
Dutch-style windows with fixed glass (notwithstanding vandals!) and wooden shutters for admitting fresh air. Note the hoist for raising goods from street level.

"Those houses that are not sashed, have two shutters that turn upon hinges for the low half of the window, and only the upper part is glazed, so that there is no seeing anything in the street, in bad weather, without great inconvenience. Asking the reason of this, I was told that these people still continue those shutters as an old custom which was at first occasioned by danger; for that formerly, in their clan quarrels*, several had been shot from the opposite side of the way, when they were in their chamber, and by these shutters they were concealed and in safety; but I believe the true reason is, the saving the expense of glass, for it is the same in the outparts of all the towns and cities in the low country.** -- Cpt. Edmund Burt, Letters from A Gentleman in the North of Scotland, 1754

*Burt was speaking to inhabitants of Inveness; **Scottish Lowlands
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 October, 2009
Category
Historic house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 270 764 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.5126N 3:10.1915W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 270 764
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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