Calton Hill

Edinburgh Jail and

The North Bridge


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

North Bridge and Calton Hill  -  from the top of the Mound

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  The North Bridge and Calton Hill

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith


Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by  S Lacy


North Bridge and Calton Hill  -  from the top of The Mound

1.  This view from the Bank of Scotland's Head Office

 Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Bank of Scotland Head Office, Bank Street, The Mound

 at the top of the Mound, looks north-east towards Calton Hill.

2.  The Nelson Monument appears to be under construction on Calton Hill.

Nelson Monument on Calton Hill - Photograph by Begbie

 3.  In the upper centre of the picture, below the Nelson Monument, are:

-   Edinburgh Jail. and

-   The Royal High School in Regent Road (partially hidden behind the jail)

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Royal High School in Regent Road

4.  The valley in the foreground, beneath the attractive spans of the old North Bridge, is later to become the site of Edinburgh Waverley  railway station.



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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