Door plate

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For Hammermen's Chapel, Edinburgh

Postcard of Door plate.
© National Museums Scotland

Door plate

This wrought iron door plate is from the Hammermen's Chapel in Edinburgh. It is dated 1694.

The door is cut with the letter 'D' - which may stand for 'deacon' - and the initials 'WB' and 'MH'.

The chapel of St Mary Magdalene in Edinburgh's Cowgate was founded for the Hammermen in the first half of the 16th century. It still exists.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-498-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MJ 199
Date: 1694
Material: Wrought iron. Inscription: D.W.B.M.H. 1694
Dimensions: 382 mm H x 123 mm W
What: Plate, door
Subject: Locks, keys, etc. (NMAS Classification)
Who: Gourlay Steel Collection
Where: Hammermen's Chapel
Description: Wrought iron door plate with "D.W.B.M.H. 1694" pierced on it, from the Hammermen's Chapel
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