St Anthony's Lane

from Giles Street to Green Jenny's Close, Leith

Buildings demolished 1914

JCJ Kirk's Hairdressing Rooms, Green Jenny's Close, Giles Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1914

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

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   Newhaven Road  -  Proposed Road Widening, 1909

 

St Anthony's Close

from Giles Street to Green Jenny's Close, Leith

Demolition 1914

The caption says: 

'St Anthony's Lane from Giles Street to Green Jenny's Close'

I assume that this view looks to the north up St Anthony's Lane towards Giles Street, and that Green Jenny's Close would be the small close with the wall-mounted lamp post in the centre of this photo in front of the horse.

 

Lamp Post

The wall-mounted lamp post in St Anthony's Lane on the photo at the top of this page can be seen at the lower-left point of the pink-shaded area on the map extract below.

This map extract was sent to me by John Hadden to demonstrate where this photograph of a hairdresser's shop would have been taken from:

Newhaven Road  -  Proposed Road Widening, 1909

Extract from 1894 Map

Detail from an 1894 map showing the corner of Giles Street and Green Jenny's Close

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Hadden, Edinburgh

On this map:

-  St Anthony's Lane is the street running from top to bottom of the map, on the left.

-  Giles Street is the street running from top-centre to lower-right corner.

-  Green Jenny's Close is the narrow land running along the bottom of the map, linking St Anthony's Lane and Giles Street.

Acknowledgement:  Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  January 5, 2010

These are from a series of photos posted onto boards in an old album that Archie Foley acquired a few years ago.  Archie believes that these are likely to be official photos that probably once belonged to Leith City Council.

 

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