Links to Other Pages

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

 

One of the Plans for

Granton Harbour

1834

 

A plan of Granton Harbour, proposed in 1834

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Buccleuch Estates and to Argyll Publishing

 

Enlarge this plan

  A plan of Granton Harbour, proposed in 1834

 

One of the plans for

Granton Harbour

1834

Plans in 1830s

In the 1830s, when  this plan was drawn, there was discussion as to whether the new deep water harbour, urgently needed for Edinburgh, should be built at:

-  Leith which already had docks

-  Newhaven, where there was an Old Chain Pier or

-  Granton.

The decision was made in favour of Granton, where an Eastern and Western Harbour were built, separated by a central pier, but not quite in accordance with the plans above.

This 1834 plan above includes:

Harbours

-  Western Harbour (24 acres) with dock beside the shore (6.25 acres)

-  Eastern Harbour  (11 acres) with dock beside the shore (6.25 acres)

In fact, when the harbour was built, the work being carried out from 1836 onwards, it was considerably larger  -  West Harbour 69 acres, East Harbour 52 acres, but no inner docks.

The harbour that was built extends further to the east along the Firth of Forth than on the plan above.  The Eastern Breakwater of the harbour now meets the shore at a point close to where Wardie Burn enters the Firth of Forth. 

This 1834 plan above includes:

Railways and Canals

-  A railway to the east, to Leith,  through a tunnel approximately under where Boswall Road was built.

-  A railway to the south, to join the Union Canal at Fountainbridge.

A railway was built to the east, but not to Leith.  It was built on an embankment along the Firth of Forth from Middle Pier, Granton Harbour along an embankment beside the Firth of Forth, to Trinity Station, close to Newhaven Old Chain Pier, then it swung to the south towards the centre of Edinburgh.

Another railway (Caledonian Line) was built to Granton Harbour from the west. But no line was ever built heading to the south (up the hill) from Granton Harbour.

I have seen an old plan titled 'Granton Made Magnificent' on which it was proposed to build a canal heading to the south from Granton Harbour, through a series of locks, and on to meet the Union Canal.  However, the importance of canals diminished rapidly in the 1830s and 1840s as more railways were built, and the proposal to link the Union Canal to the Firth of Forth at Granton was never carried out.

his 1834 plan above includes just a few buildings:

Buildings

-  Granton Castle (extreme left on the map)

Postcard  -  Publisher unidentified  -  Granton Castle

Granton Castle, or Granton House as it was formerly known, was standing beside the Firth of Forth in 1479.  The castle lay in ruin for many decades, then was demolished in 1928 when the land on which it stood was bought be a firm of quarriers.

-  Caroline Park (beside Granton Castle)

Engraving published in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Caroline Park

Caroline Park dates from around 1585. It is still standing and is now in private ownership

-  Cottage (centre of map)

I have not yet discovered which cottage this was.  I believe that it was probably demolished some time ago.

-  Wardie (extreme right of map)

This building became Challenger Lodge, and more recently, St Columba's Hospice.

-  House (beside Wardie).

This building is Wardie House, a large house dating from around 1666.  Most of the house was demolished in the 1950s, when it was in a poor state of repair.  One corner of the old house has survived and is now in private ownership.

 

Granton

Granton Harbour Around Edinburgh

 

MAPS:  Full index

Outline Map of the British Isles MAPS: Short Index with thumbnails

 

 

__________________

 

Links to Other Pages

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