Links to Other Pages

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

 

Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

Trinity College Church

Trinity College Church  -  at its original site in Low Calton

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Trinity College Church

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

 

Trinity College Church

1780

This engraving of Trinity College Church is after a drawing by Clerk of Eldin in 1780.   The building on the right is part of Trinity College Hospital.  Here is another view of the church.

Trinity College Church was demolished to enable the railway to be built.   It was partially reconstructed many years later, off Jeffrey Street.

 

Question

The church stood in the valley to the south-west of Calton Hill. 

What are the buildings in the background on this engraving?

 

Comments

Thank you to Fred G Anderson who wrote suggesting that the building in the backgrounds might be Trinity Hospital:

Fred wrote:

Low Calton

"Having had a good look at some maps published at the time that the church still existed, it looks as if the church  may have been near the junction of St. Ninian's Row and the north end of Leith Wynd.

I think this is supported by the stone in the wall on the far side of the engraving of St. Ninian's Row which reads 'Low Calton'.  In some maps that is shown as a continuation of St. Ninian's Row and is in the same location as the present Calton Road.

The following is taken from 'Edinburgh 1329-1929' (Oliver and Boyd, 1929) which was published to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the granting of the City's Charter by Robert the Bruce:

Trinity Hospital

"It should be stated at the outset that while there does not now exist any building with the title of 'Trinity Hospital', there have been in times past two buildings which were so named.

One of these was founded by Queen Mary of Guilders during the lifetime of her husband King James II, apparently about the year 1460, and stood at the foot of Leith Wynd on the east side thereof.

The other was erected after the Reformation by the Magistrates and Council, and was a separate building located on the west side of Leith Wynd.

Both were in close proximity to the church known as the Trinity College, and for a time the two buildings co-existed, the one facing the other across the narrow roadway of Leith Wynd."

Trinity Hospital on the north side of the Chapel certainly did back on to St. Ninian's Row. Perhaps it would be best for you to form your own opinion.  It will depend on the angle from the viewpoint."

Fred G Anderson, Edinburgh  July 30 + August 2, 2006

Fred added:

High Calton

I think the street named 'High Calton' would be the present street where Hill and Adamson had their studio.

Family connections with Hill & Adamson

"My wife's great, great grandfather, Robert Bryson, sat for Hill and Adamson and his portrait is one of those in the catalogue published by the National Galleries of Scotland.

I was interested to see the preliminary study for the famous Disruption painting. At the time of the Disruption, my great grandfather was assistant minister to the Rev. Patrick McFarlane, who is portrayed in the act of signing the "Deed of Demission" in Hill's ultimate painting."

Fred G Anderson, Edinburgh  July 30 + August 2, 2006

 

 

__________________

 

Links to Other Pages

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