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The first thing you'll notice as you approach the dwelling is the inscription above the door. "Love God above all and your neighbor."
This biblical inscription was placed there by James Mossman, the goldsmith who inhabited the dwelling prior to Knox. The building dates back to the 1470's, which makes it the oldest surviving and original house on the Royal Mile.
As you enter the building, you encounter what would have been a shop or business. The home or family apartment was situated above the shop. These were called Luckenbooths in medieval times.
|Illustration of the building during Knox's day.
The bottom level of the dwelling is now a museum of plaques and historical tidbits, as well as a beautiful tribute to the reformer and his impact on Scotland and Europe. It was very interesting to wander through before going to the upper levels of the home.
|Tools of the Goldsmith trade
|Tidbit on the Goldsmiths
|The Oak Room
|Oak Room Fireplace
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