Craigleith Quarry

Edinburgh

 

Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Craigleith Quarry  -  looking towards Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh Castle

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Craigleith Quarry

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   Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Craigleith Quarry

 

 

Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Wallis

 

    

Craigleith Quarry

This view looks towards Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry,  the source of stone for building Edinburgh New Town.  Workers can be seen in the quarry.

In the background is Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh Castle.

  Johnstone Terrace and Edinburgh Castle - Photograph by Begbie

The quarry no longer exists.  The quarry has now been filled and is the site of the Craigleith Retail Centre, comprising a Sainsbury supermarket and other shops.

Please click here to read comments on Craigleith Quarry, taken from the book Modern Athens in which these engravings appeared.

 

Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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