Edinburgh New Town


Kirkwood Map  -  1819

Detail from map of Edinburgh New Town  -  Kirkwood, 1819  -  Calton

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Detail from anaerial photograph of  Edinburgh  -  XUZ Digital Map Company, 2001  -  Calton

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Detail from map of Edinburgh New Town  -  Kirkwood, 1819  -  Calton

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The map above shows:

-   TOP:  Monuments on Calton Hill

-   BOTTOM:  Calton Jail and Bridewell   

The 'Great London Road' (later to become the 'A1') lead can be seen here beneath the southern slopes of Calton Hill.

This road started a short distance to the west at the East End of Princes Street, beside the Theatre Royal in Shakespeare Square (later to become the site for the General Post Office). 

The road led across the newly constructed Regent Bridge over Low Calton, then past Rock House, the studio of Hill & Adamson, before reaching the lower slopes of Calton Hill in this picture.

The Jail and Bridewell were demolished in the early 20th century to make way for the building of the Government Offices, St Andrew's House.


Kirkwood Map  -  1819

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