Edinburgh New Town   -   Robert Kirkwood Map

First New Town

West Section


First New Town  (Central Section)

including Charlotte Square

Detail from map of Edinburgh New Town  -  Kirkwood, 1819  -  First New Town (west section) 

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First New Town

West Section

Detail from an aerial photograph of Edinburgh  -  XYZ Digital Map Co, 2001  -  First New Town, west section

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The First New Town of Edinburgh includes the regular pattern of streets bounded by:

-  Princes Street (to the south)

-  Queen Street (to the north)

-  Charlotte Square (to the west)

-  St Andrew Square (to the east)

This section of the map runs approximately from Charlotte Square to Castle Street.  Charlotte Square now is a square (with just a little cut off each corner.  Was it ever built as a circle? 

St George's Church is still a prominent landmark on the western side of Charlotte Square, but is now used as West Register House.  The congregation has joined with St Andrew's congregation at the eastern end of George Street to form St Andrew & St George's Church.

The two buildings in the lower-left corner of the map are:

St John's Church (described as St John's Chapel)

St Cuthbert's Church (described as West Church)


First New Town

West Section



Kirkwood Map  -  1819

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