Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

Calton Jail

from the back of Shakespeare Square

    

Calton Jail  -  from the back of Shakespeare Square

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Calton Jail from the back of Shaekspeare Square

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Calton Jail  -  from the back of Shakespeare Square

This view (after Ewbank) looks across Low Calton towards Edinburgh Jail, high on the hill in the background.

The prospective appears to have been exaggerated.  The jail was on a hill, but not so high on the southern slopes form Regent Road.  Behind the jail was Calton Hill - not shown in this engraving.

 

 

 

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