John Knox House Edinburgh history

John Knox Edinburgh Building, Royal Mile Historic House Photos, Location, History, Phone

John Knox House Edinburgh

Historic Scottish Building, High Street, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

post updated 26 January 2022

John Knox House
John Knox House photo © Adrian Welch

Address: 43/45 High Street (Royal Mile), Old Town, central Edinburgh

Contact John Knox House : +44 (0)131 556 9579

John Knox House

Old Town, Edinburgh
John Knox House + adjacent building photo © Adrian Welch

The original 15th century house is largely unaltered since the 1550′s when the Mosman family, Goldsmiths to Mary Queen of Scots, remodelled the house. John Knox, leader of the Scottish Reformation and founder of the Presbyterian Church, lived here for a short time before dying here in 1572.

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John Knox House John Knox House
John Knox House: © Adrian Welch

Immediate context to West, up Royal Mile Edinburgh:

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Old Town John Knox House
John Knox House + adjacent building © Adrian Welch

John Knox House is maintained by the Church of Scotland, the museum holds an exhibition about Knox’s life and times.

Old Town Context: ‘Gordon of Rothiemay plan’ of 1647 with John Knox House just off thumbnail to right:

Old Town, Edinburgh

Contact the John Knox House: +44 (0)131 556 9579/2647

Edinburgh Buildings

Key Historic Buildings in Edinburgh – architectural selection below:

Gladstones Land, 477B Lawnmarket Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 2NT
Gladstones Land Edinburgh
Gladstone’s Land is a surviving 17th-century high-tenement house situated in the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. It has been restored and furnished by the National Trust for Scotland, and is operated as a popular tourist attraction.

Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh EH4 6AD
Lauriston Castle
Lauriston Castle was originally a four-storey, stone L plan tower house, with a circular stair tower, with two-storey angle turrets complete with gun loops. The house is a Category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

John Knox House Edinburgh : Scottish Storytelling Centre

Major Scottish Buildings

Scottish Country Houses in Edinburgh & Lothian

Key Buildings in Scotland – architectural selection below:

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

Tantallon Castle

Books on Edinburgh Architecture

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