This postcard was posted on 31
Calton Jail was situated on the
southern side of Regent Road, close to the railway line as it emerged from Edinburgh
Waverley to the east.
The jail was demolished in the 1930s to allow the
government offices, St Andrew's House, to be built. Now only the
Governor's House [extreme left] survives.
The black and white postcard
above was published, by J R Russell of Edinburgh. This view looks from the south
towards the jail, perhaps from a
position close to the Carlton Hotel in North Bridge. This view looks
across the Waverley Valley with its railway line, towards the jail, with
Calton Hill in the background.
Monument, on Calton Hill, is on the right of the