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Cordiner's Land

 


CORDINER'S LAND

The Building is notable for its decorative stone panel which depicts the emblem for the ancient Cordiner’s Guild.
The term comes from the French for shoemaker, ‘cordonnier’.

Situated as one of several building around the Western Gate (West Port), its tradesmen and other residents suffered from cramped, unventilated conditions typical to the Old Town closes and stairwells.

There were substantial improvements to the development of this site to provide better housing which included designs to better space and ventilation. The site again fell into disrepair and was neglected for decades until the 1980’s when it was renovated and modernised.

The three separate buildings of Cordiner’s Land preserve many original features including balcony walkways, open staircases, courtyard gardens, a tower and bridge."





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