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Carrubber's Close

 
 

CARRUBBER'S CLOSE

As with many closes in the Royal Mile, the origin of this name is not definitive, but it is most often linked with William de Carriberis (aka Carroberos, Carabris), a magistrate and merchant who resided nearby in the early 1450's.

Other famous residents through the years have included the poet Allan Ramsay (1684-1758), and James Young Simpson, who discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform while running a dispensary on this site.

 
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