enlarging this photo as it includes a wealth of on the vessels and the
buildings on the shore and has a small map below the painting.
How many of
the buildings in this painting can be recognised?
To the left of
the Old Chain Pier a circle can be seen on the bank with a house above it.
This appears to be where Starbank Park was later laid out in, around 1890,
building, just to the right of it and down by the coast is about where the
Starbank Arms Public House was built.
light-coloured tenement to the right of the chain pier appears to be near
the foot of Trinity Road appears to be near the foot of Trinity Road,
where a railway bridge was later built over the road, around 1846, to take
the railway to Granton Harbour, then over the Forth by ferry to
What are the buildings on the right hand side of the picture, in
Boswall Road? There are still some old buildings in and around
Boswall Road today, including Boswall House and two neighbouring houses,
and Challenger Lodge, all built around 1830, and overlooking the Forth.
A short distance further to the east was Wardie House, built in C17 but
only a small part of it now remains.