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One of the Plans for

Granton Harbour

1937

 

A plan of Granton Harbour, proposed in 1834

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Buccleuch Estates and to Argyll Publishing

 

Enlarge this Map

  Map of Granton Harbour, 1937

 

Map of

Granton Harbour

1937

Centenary

This map shows Granton Harbour in 1937, a hundred years after work on building  the harbour commenced.

The Act of Parliament to build Granton Harbour received Royal Assent from King William IV on April 21, 1837.

The first part of the harbour, Middle Pier, opened on Queen Victoria's Coronation Day, June 28, 1838.

Queen Victoria visited the harbour on September 1, 1842.

This map shows slipways, names jetties and wharfs shows the position of the railway lines and gives details of the cranes in use in the harbour.

Granton Harbour Coaling Berth

Here are a couple of photos of the Coaling Berth at Granton Harbour in the 1930s:

The Deep Water Coaling Berth at Granton Harbour  -  1930s     The Deep Water Coaling Berth at Granton Harbour  -  1930s

Today

The Eastern Harbour is still in use, mainly by pleasure craft.

Most of the Western Harbour was reclaimed, in stages, during the 20th century and early-21st century.  The reclaimed land is now, in 2006, being redeveloped as housing.

 

Granton Harbour Recollections

Alex Dow

Thank you to Alex Dow, Fife, Scotland, who wrote:

"I've just come across the 1937 Plan for Granton Harbour."

A plan of Granton Harbour, proposed in 1834

Coal Conveyor

"I note that the Coal Conveyor that I described, is just being built.  The railway track was extended on to the "new" ground, turning slightly rightwards, to get better runs down in to the dip and up to the buffers on the stub end.

I don't remember the Coaling Crane on the right side of the tracks, probably scrapped after the introduction of the new system."

Ice Factory

"The Ice Factory is exactly where I remember it, at the "Ice Berth".

Harbour Railway Station

"The Harbour Railway station is the upper long black rectangle on the right of the track from the triangle of track at the land entrance, where the cross-over from the Ice Factory comes in.

The station track is the nearer section on the right of the platform, the other track above was separated by a wall from the station."

Ferry Slip

"The Ferry Slip was for the first train ferry ever, over to Burntisland; but disused from shortly after the opening of the Forth Bridge in 1890.

The London coastal steamers and the Northern Lighthouse Board boats generally tied up alongside slightly seawards of Ferry Slip".

Caledonian and NB Railways

"The horizontal part of the railway triangle was the only straight-through connection between the Caledonian Railway serving the west and Glasgow; and the North British Railway serving the east and Edinburgh!"

Alex also provided details of other links between the Caledonian and North British railway lines in Edinburgh -  using private sidings at Haymarket and using the Suburban Line

Alex Dow, Fife, Scotland:  December 9, 2006

 

Granton

Granton Harbour Around Edinburgh

 

MAPS:  Full index

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

 

 

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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