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Tenements in

Beaverbank Place

Powderhall, Edinburgh

2010

The backs of the homes at the south end of Beaverbankl Place  -  View from Logie Green RoadJune 2010

  Peter Stubbs    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                     Photo taken June 8, 2010

 

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       The backs of the homes at the south end of Beaverbankl Place  -  View from Logie Green RoadJune 2010

 

Tenements in Beaverbank Place

View from Logie Green Road

This view looks across from Logie Green Road, over the land where Vogue Furniture Warehouse once stood, towards the backs of the tenements at the southern end of Beaverbank Place.

This land has now been cleared to make way for new retail and business developments.

Tenements

The tenements in this photo are stone-fr9nted, like almost all of Edinburgh's tenements that were built in the late C18 and early C20, as can be seen in this view of them, taken from Broughton Road:

The corner of Broughton Road and Beaverbank Place  -  June 2010

However, the backs of the tenements are built from brick, as can be seen in the photo at the top of this page.  See Question below.

The backs of the homes at the south end of Beaverbankl Place  -  View from Logie Green RoadJune 2010

Another view from Logie Green Road

Here is another view from Logie Green Road, taken from the same position as the photo at the top of this page, but looking a little further left, towards Laing's Foundry in Beaverbank Place:

Laing's Foundry  -  View from Logie Green Road  -  June 2010

 

Recollections

'The Ditch' or 'The Dump.

After seeing this photo at the top of this page,  Donnie Graham emailed me, telling me that the wasteland used to be known as 'The Ditch' or 'The Dump.

More of Danny's comments can be found here:  Recollections 15

Acknowledgement:  Donnie Graham, Zwickau, Germany:  June 14, 2010

 

Stone and Brick Tenements

Question

John Dickson of the Broughton History Society has asked:

1.  Why was brick used for the back of these premises?

2.  Are there any other examples of this practice in Edinburgh?

John Dickson, Broughton, Edinburgh:  June 15, 2010

Reply

John tells me that Alex Dow has commented

1. This was almost certainly due to cost.  At any time, to extract worthwhile stone, split/cut it to a regular shape, finish it and transport it to the building site, has been an extremely costly business. 

There are many sources of clay for brick making.  With the advent of the railways, coal became readily available as well. So bricks were a relatively cheap commodity.

2. One other location of such mixed construction that I am directly aware of, is at Hawthornvale, in Leith

Brick was generally used in the hidden areas and the areas not seen by the public, so I would suggest that a reasonable survey of tenements would reveal a much greater use of brick (and rubble) than we are generally conscious of.

Alex Dow,  Fife, Scotland.  Message passed on by John Dickie, June 15, 2010

 

 

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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks