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Trinity College Church

Low Calton

 

Trinity College Church

Engraving by Lizars after Ewbank  -  undated  -  Trinity College Church

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Engraving by Lizars    -    after Ewbank    -     undated

Trinity College Church

Low Calton

Trinity College church was in Low Calton, until it was dismantled to make way for the railway and Waverley Station.

The numbered stones from the church were left for many years on Calton Hill.  The church was later partially rebuilt in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.  The  Apse is now used as Edinburgh's brass rubbing centre.

The Governor's House

The castellated building on the rocky hill behind the church was the home of the Governor of Calton Jail.  This building is still standing today.  Here is a photograph of it taken in 2004:

  The Governor's House for the old Calton Jail  -   Photographed August 2002

The Engraving

Thank you to Fred Anderson, Wardie, Edinburgh, for sending me another copy of the Trinity College Church engraving.  The colours of the two engravings are very similar, except for some of the clothing.

Fred writes:

Date of the Engraving

"What is the date of the engraving?  I suppose, is somewhere between 1816 and 1848.  I think you can just discern the top of 'Scotland's Folly' (the National Monument) behind and to the right of the Nelson Monument -  if so, then it must have been after 1822."


Trinity Church and Hospital

"The building to the right of the Church is the old Trinity Hospital.

Here are some comments from Lord Cockburn following a visit that he made to the hospital."

Removal of the Church and Hospital

"In a short time, the place shall know it no more! But the public will be gratified by a railway station.

Trinity College Church, too - the last and finest Gothic fragment in Edinburgh, though implored for by about four centuries, will disappear for the accommodation of a railway!  An outrage by sordid traders, virtually consented to by a tasteless city, and sanctioned by an insensible parliament.  ... ..."

-  Lord Cockburn

 

The Cockburn Association was founded in 1875 to continue Lord Cockburn's work in protecting and enhancing the beauty of Edinburgh.  The society  is still carrying out this work today.  -  Peter Stubbs

 

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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