Infirmary Street

Edinburgh Old Town

Leading to the east off South Bridge, opposite Chambers Street

Lamp Posts

    Infirmary Street Lamp Posts, 2009

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  Photo May 24, 2009


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    Infirmary Street Lamp Posts, 2009


Infirmary Street

Thank you to Steven Oliver for allowing me to reproduce this photo of the cast iron lamp columns in Infirmary Street, Edinburgh.

The View

This view looks to the east down Infirmary Street:

- The building on the right is the former Infirmary Street Swimming Baths, now converted to Dovecot Studios, with looms for tapestry and exhibition space.

- The building straight ahead, at High School Yards, is Edinburgh University's Department of Archaeology, built in 1777 for Edinburgh High School to replace their earlier, but smaller, High School, built in 1578.                                                        Source:  Edinburgh University web site.

In front of High School Yards, Infirmary Street turns to the left and becomes High School Wynd, leading down to Cowgate, opposite Blackfriars Street.

Steven wrote:

Lamp Posts Restored

"The two lamp columns on the left are by Falkirk Iron Co.  The one near the centre of the photo, on the opposite pavement, is by MacKenzie & Moncur.  There are various detail differences between the products of these two companies, both on the columns and the brackets.

Some time around 2002, the bracket on the lamp post in the foreground was removed.  A replacement MacKenzie pattern bracket was fitted in autumn 2008.

I took the photograph above in May 2009, not long after the new 'teardrop' lanterns had been fitted.

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  January 5, 2011


Please click on the thumbnail image below to zoom-in on the top of the lamp post in the foreground of the photo above.  This is the column to which the new bracket was fitted in autumn 2008.  The bracket is still (at January 2011) painted in its red oxide primer.

Infirmary Street Lamp Post, 2009  -  zoom-in


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