Crail Heritage Walk

Priory Walls

Written records of a Priory or Nunnery in Crail are in short supply.

It is thought that any such buildings were an out-station of the Sisters of St Clair from Haddington in East Lothian.

There are some remains of 16th century walls over 9 feet tall in Nethergate which may have originated in these ancient buildings.

Our walk continues along Nethergate looking right and left as we go.

Nethergate was mostly where the weavers lived in medieval Crail.

But number 21 on the north side of Nethergate was James Williamson's house - he was a "Bone Setter" in the 1880s and 1900s mending broken bones. Allegedly plenty of screams were heard when he was setting the bones in position.