George Watson’s School lay directly opposite Heriot’s in Lauriston Place. The pupils would regularly take part in pitched battles against one other.
The lodge house facing Lauriston Place was built in 1829
Jan Bondeson has written an article for the “Scotsman” and the “Evening News” on Eugene Chantrelle who lived in George Street.
The stone carving of the young boy with a hammer and anvil above the north gate can also be seen above the lodge entrance facing Lauriston Place.
The photograph from “Jinglin’ Geordie’s Legacy” shows the north gate leading to the school quadrangle.
Several out schools were attached to Heriot’s. The photograph shows the out school in the Cowgate built in 1838.
Loyd Grossman, internationally renowned heritage figure, will be delivering the World Heritage Day lecture for 2021. Loyd will discuss the heritage dilemma faced by Edinburgh, where the cost of conserving the heritage rich environment is rising, while revenue from tourism has dropped dramatically.
Drawing on examples from Paris, London and Venice, Loyd will look at the challenges facing the city as we look to rebuild post-Covid-19, and explore how we can learn from the past. Join us as we take a closer look at Edinburgh’s own heritage dilemma. Please note: This event was originally scheduled for April 2020 and was postponed due to lockdown. Tickets purchased for this original event will be honoured. Ticketholders will be sent all joining information, including joining links and passcodes, by 15 April.
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Situated on the west side of the quadrangle facing the Vennel, the school dining room or refectory contained half a dozen highly polished tables set out in two rows flanked on either side by wooden forms. A massive stone fireplace stood at either end of the hall and gilt-framed portraits of the famous men who had been connected with the school lined the walls. Photograph from “Jinglin’ Geordie’s Legacy”
The photograph shows the foundation stone which is situated on the north west corner of the school. The stone was laid during a special ceremony on the first of July 1628. “Jinglin’ Geordie’s Legacy”. A history of George Heriot’s Hospital and School.
The panel shows the pupils being taught by the teacher in the classroom.