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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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Central Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle  -  National Galleries  -  St Giles Church

1870

This map, by John Bartholemew, appeared in the Post Office Directory for 1870-71

Central Edinburgh  -  Edinburgh Castle and the National Galleries  -  1870 Map

earlier map         later map        zoom-in         zoom-out

1830       1840        1850        1860        1870        1917        2001    all (slow)    thumbnails

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Zoom-out and Enlarge this map

PLEASE NOTE:  On the large map, you should be able to read all the street names but:

-  you will need to scroll across and down the map.

-  the map may be very slow to load.

 

 

Central Edinburgh  -  Key

Edinburgh Castle  -  National Galleries  -  St Giles Church

NOTE:  This key is based on the 1870 map

YELLOW = Princes St and the Royal Mile

     ORANGE= Hanover St and the Mound

GREEN = National Galleries

BLUE = Edinburgh Castle

RED = St Giles Church

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Edinburgh

1860 - 1870

The changes over the ten years from 1860 until 1870 bring the streets of Edinburgh into line with the centre of the city as we know it today - over 130 years later.

UPPER CENTRE:  The two galleries:

-  The Royal Institution (now named the Royal Scottish Academy) and

-  The National Gallery of Scotland

are still clearly shown, but now they have a road between them and a road (the Mound) alongside them.  The route of the Mound and Bank Street, up the hill, across the Royal Mile and into George IV Bridge is now more apparent.

Statues have been erected beside Princes Street, on either side of the galleries, in Princes Street Gardens.

CENTRE:  The Bank of Scotland in its prominent position, on high ground, at the centre of this map, has been enlarged since 1860.  This extension was welcomed, at least by RM Ballantyne who wrote:

"It was built in 1806 and the edifice has recently received very extensive and handsome additions.  These were much wanted, for the original building was by no means ornamental." 
[Photographs of Edinburgh]

UPPER  RIGHT:  More railway tracks have been added in East Princes Street gardens as the station has expanded. Waverley Bridge crosses the tracks, beside the station, and a new junction has been created where it joins Princes Street.  From this junction, there is a good view to the south towards the high buildings of the Old Town of Edinburgh. 

LOWER LEFT:  Edinburgh Castle - Some buildings have been added to Edinburgh Castle.  Others have been removed.  

LOWER RIGHT:  The top of West Bow has been named Victoria Street.  The alignment of this street has been changed where it joins George IV Bridge. 

More pages:  National Galleries

 

Edinburgh

1870s

The one remaining area of Edinburgh Old Town to be cleared of its slums was just off this map to the right hand side, between the Royal Mile and Chamber Street.

Archibald Burns, whose studio was at Rock House, was commissioned to take 26 photographs of different subjects within that area between Edinburgh University and the Cowgate.  Almost all the houses in this area were compulsorily purchased in 1869.

Demolition began around Christmas 1870. and replaced by Chambers Street and Guthrie Street.

The Minute Book of the Edinburgh Improvement Trust, on 7 Feb 1871, records discussion of a letter received:

"The architects beg to represent to the City Improvement Trustees that the photographs now exhibited on the walls of the Council Chambers have been prepared by Mr Burns under directions of some of the members of the works committee, without waiting for the formal approval of the Trustees as the Buildings were being rapidly demolished.

It is only necessary to refer to these photographs to be satisfied of the deep interest they excite and the faithful record of this historic part of the city which is in a few days will be entirely swept away.

The Account of Mr Burns embracing 26 photographs of different subjects is herewith submitted amounting to 16 7/-."

 

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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks