Lower Granton Road

Garages opposite the eastern end of McKelvie Parade

Lower Granton Road  -  July 2009

Lower Granton Road - across the road from the eastern end of McKelvie Parade

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                    Photo taken July 27, 2009

 

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    Lower Granton Road - across the road from the eastern end of McKelvie Parade

 

Lower Granton Road

The Location

This photo was taken from the western end of McKelvie Parade, the footpath that runs for about 1/4 mile beside the sea wall along the north side of Lower Granton Road to where Trinity Bridge once stood.

The railway line from Granton Harbour to Trinity Station, then on to the centre of Edinburgh, used to run along an embankment here.  The embankment was removed around the 1980s, leaving a wide strip of grass along the northern side of the road.

Nos 1-12 Lower Granton Road  -  Looking to the east towards Trinity Road

The Buildings

The building with the turret at the top of this photo is the last remaining part of Wardie House, built around 1666.  The remainder of the house was demolished in the 1950s and six bungalows were built in the grounds.  Part of one of the bungalows can be seen in the upper left corner of this photo.

The large white house (lower left) was built in the the grounds of this bungalow in the late 20th century.  The remaining buildings at the bottom of this photo, facing onto Lower Granton Road, were built in the 19th century, though one of the garages has been given a 20th century upper floor.

All these buildings have views to the north across the Firth of Forth to Fife.

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Lower Granton Road - across the road from the eastern end of McKelvie Parade

 

Lower Granton Road

Granton Road

 

 

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