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Eyre Place

Canonmills, Edinburgh

2011

Horse, Rider, Eagle statue by Eoghan Bridge -  at Silvermiolls, Edinburgh

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                            Photo taken; February 24, 2011

 

Eyre Place

Site of Canonmills House

(now demolished)

This view looks to the east along Eyre Place at Canonmills.  The new light-coloured buildings in the centre of the photo are on the land surrounded by Eyre Place to the south and Eyre Crescent to the west, north and east.

They are built on the land where Canonmills House once stood.

Canonmills Loch was, at one time, a short distance to the south (out of this picture to the right) where King George V Playing Fields now stand.

Recollections

1.

Brian Clapp

Edinburgh

Brian Clapp wrote:

Church?

"Did not a church used to be on the Eyre Place site of Canonmills House?"

Brian Clapp, Edinburgh:  April 18, 2011

Reply

Yes, some of the history of the site can be traced from these maps and aerial view of Canonmills.  The 1925 map shows a United Free Church on the site, but it has now been demolished and replaced by the new housing above.

This page on the Edinburgh in Pictures web site:

-   has an old engraving of Canonmills House and a photo of the new housing in Eyre Place, also named Canonmills House.

-   mentions that the church became Eyre Place Church, and that it was demolished in 1990.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 18, 2011

Recollections

2.

Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote with more information about the church that once stood on the site of Canonmills House.

Danny wrote:

Church

"The church on the Eyre Place site was used for a long period by a confectionary wholesaler, probably close to the time when it was demolished."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  April 19, 2011

Recollections

3.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Allan Dodds wrote:

Church

"When did Canonmills House exist?  There was always a church there in my time."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  April 20, 2011

Reply

Canonmills house was demolished a long time ago.

Here is a quote from Grant's book 'Old & New Edinburgh', published 1890 (before Eyre Place was built):

"Old Canonmills House, which faced Fettes Row, has been removed, and on its site was erected in 1880-1, a handsome United Presbyterian Church within a crescent."
[Old & New Edinburgh:  Volume 3 of 3:  Page 88]

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: April 20, 2011

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4.

Simon Capaldi

Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland

Simon Capaldi wrote:

Church

"I can confirm that there was a wholesaler of confectionery based in the church.  I think it was called 'Sweet Service'.

Originally they were at the bottom of Dundas Street, at the corner of Eyre Place.  They relocated to the church after the Dundas Street site was earmarked for demolition.  They later moved to Slateford."

Simon Capaldi, Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland:  April 20, 2011

 

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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

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