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Bishop's Close

 
 

BISHOP'S CLOSE

Top contender for the close with most pseudonyms, as it has also been known through the ages as Edward Nisbet's Close, James Nisbet's Close, Patrick Nisbet's Close, Alexander Lindsay's Close and Lindsay's Close.

Its current name is attributed to Thomas Saintserf (1581-1663) who was appointed burgh minister in 1610, and was later to become Bishop of Brechin, Galloway, and Orkney.

Henry Dundas (aka Lord Melville) was born here in 1742, and Robert Burns visited the residence of Louis Cauvin for French lessons during 1786 and 1787.

 
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