Dumbiedykes

Dumbiedykes is the district between Holyrood Park and the Pleasance.

Most of the housing in this district was demolished in the 1960s

 

Index to Dumbiedykes Pages

      Part of a sketch  -  View from Calton Hill, looking to the south and South West towards Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, Canongate and Dumbiedykes housing

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Recollections

Houses and Streets

Factories and Shops

People and Play

Searching for People

Wullie Croal's photos

The Penny Tenement

Photos of People

Groups

   A group of six children at Dumbiedykes in the mid-1950s

Photos of Streets

 Streets  A-G

 Streets  H-R

Streets  S-Z

      Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Place

Looking down

on Dumbiedykes

Around 1940

  

  

Around 1950

  Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around the 1950s.

   Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around the 1950s.

Around 1960

   Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  - Mid and East Arthur Place Tenement Ends

1961

   Looking out to Edinburgh Castle and down on Dumbiedykes from Salisbury Crags - 1961

mid-1960s

    Looking down on Dumbiedykes following demolition  -  mid-1960s

     Looking down on Dumbiedykes following demolition  -  mid-1960s

1995

    Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  1995

2004

View from the Radical Road in Holyrood Park  - Looking towards Dumbiedykes and Edinburgh Castle

2007

View from the Radical Road in Holyrood Park  - Looking towards Dumbiedykes and Edinburgh Castle

2010

   Looking NW from the Radical Road in Holyrood Park towards Edinburgh Castle.  Dumbiedykes is in the foreground.

Recent Photos

 Looking to the east to the backs of the homes in Dumbiedykes Road, and beyond to Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park

Maps and
Aerial Views

   Looking down on Edinburgh from the north  -  An 1868 engraving  -  with captions

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1925  -  Dumbiedykes and St Leonard's

Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  Dumbiedykes

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