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Candlemakers' haunt could lighten load

posted 27 Jul 2011, 04:41 by David Rintoul   [ updated 27 Jul 2011, 04:52 ]

Two tenement buildings that gave the historic Old Town street of Candlemaker Row its name are to be sold off by city council chiefs.

The buildings, which were built in 1722 to provide a living and working base for the city's candlemakers, have fallen into disrepair and been put up for sale.

The A-listed tenements, which back on to Greyfriars Kirkyard, have been lying largely unused for several years and are being sold as part of the city council's attempts to raise extra revenue as it faces up to cuts in its funding.

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