Bonaly Road

North Merchiston

Later re-named Harrison Gardens

Bonaly Road

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Craiglockhart Primary School, Ashley Terrace, North Merchiston  -  Early 1900s

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North Merchiston

This postcard is of Bonaly Road**, North Merchiston, photographed in the early 1900s.  The postcard was published by Percy Stubbs who lived at   44 Ashley Terrace, the street on the left at the western end of Bonaly Road.

I don't know the date of this card, but expect it to have been published in the early 1900s.  this card has not been sent through the post, but another card by the same publisher (of the Union Canal) in my collection was posted in 1905.

This view looks to the west along Bonaly Road. The road leading off to the right, half way along Bonaly Road, is Bonaly Place, a short road that led to Merchiston Railway Station.

Bonaly Road and Bonaly Place were created in the 1880s to give access to Merchiston Railway Station.  Both were named after Bonaly Farm in the Spylaw Estate.  Both the Spylaw Estate and parts of North Merchiston were owned by the Merchant Company.

The remains of another old farm can be seen in the lower-left corner of this photo.

Roads Renamed

**  In order to avoid confusion with the roads at Colinton, the North Merchiston roads were renamed in 1965:

-  Bonaly Road became Harrison Gardens.

-  Bonaly Place became Harrison Place.

Source:  The Place Names of Edinbrugh (Stuart Harris)



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