Piershill

The site of Piershill Barracks

and

Piersfield District

 

Piershill Barracks  -  17th Lancers

Postcards

Early 1900s

Postcard published by W Prosser, Cathcart  -  Band of HM 17th Lancers at Piershill Barracks  -  Postcard posted 1904

Band of HM 17th Lancers

17th Lancers at Piershill Barracks  -  Guard, Full Dress  -  A&G Taylor Postcard, posted 1905

Piershill Barracks
Guard, Full Dress

17th Lancers  -  Signalling Drill at Piershill Barracks  -  Inglis Postcard, Posted 1903

Piershill Barracks
Signalling Drill

  Postcard sold by H Adamson,  Piershill, Edinbrgh  -  Piershill Barracks

Piershill Barracks

17th Lancers at Piershill Barracks  -  Sergeant Majpr  -  A&G Taylor Postcard, posted 1905 

Posted 1905

Sergeant Major

17th Lancers on Parade at Piershill Barracks  -  Inglis Postcard, Posted 1903

Posted 1905

Piershill Barracks
On Parade

17th Lancers at Piershill Barracks  -  Sergeant Majpr  -  A&G Taylor Postcard, posted 1905 

Not posted

Drummer

17th Lancers

Piershill Barracks were built in 1794 and were home to various regiments including the 6th Inniskillin Dragoon Guards and the 17th Lancers. The barracks were demolished in 1938.1

The 17th Lancers returned to Britain in 1902 following the Boer War and were posted to Piershill Barracks, Edinburgh for three years, then to Glasgow.

The 17th Lancers lost their separate identity and joined with the 21st Lancers to become the 17th/21st Lancers in 1922.2

1.  Edinburgh Capital Collections web site            2.  British Empire web site and Wikipedia

Recollections of Piershill

 

Piershill Barracks  -  51st Battery,  Royal Field Artillery

Postcards

Early 1900s

Postcard sold by H Adamson,  Piershill, Edinbrgh  -  Piershill Barracks

Posted 1909

Piershill Barracks
and gun carriages

Postcard sold by H Adamson,  Piershill, Edinbrgh  - RFA Piershill

Not Posted

Piershill Barracks
and church

Piershill Cemetery

Postcard

  Funeral Procession for 'The Great Lafayette' entering Piershill Cemetery  -  1911

Funeral Procession for 'The Great Lafayette'

 

Piershill Cemetery

Photos

2010

Lafayette's Gravestone on a small mound near the entrance to  Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh

Lafayette's Grave
near the Cemetery Entrance

Lafayette's Gravestone and a gravestone to 'All Our Babies' near the entrance to Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh

Lafayette's Grave
and gravestone to 'All Our Babies'

Lafayette's Gravestone at Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh, surrounded by a circle of other gravestones 

Lafayette's Grave
surrounded by a circle of gravestones

  

Piersfield Square West

2004

  Postcard sold by H Adamson,  Piershill, Edinbrgh  -  Piershill Barracks

Piershill Square West

 

Piersfield Grove

  Bryan Gourlay and cousin Jimmy at the top of Piersfield Grove

1948

View from the top of Piersfield Grove

 

Piersfield Terrace

  D Gourlay's shop at 119 Piersfield Terrace

No 119  -  D Gourlay's Shop

 

__________________