Around Edinburgh

St Leonard's District

and the

Southside

St Leonard's district and Southside lie to the west of Holyrood Park

 

Photographs

1920s

Whole-Plate Negatives and Glass Plates

The images  below are taken from whole-plate negatives and from whole-plate glass plates.   The photographer and exact dates of the photos are not known and some of the locations have still to be identified, but I believe that they are all in the St Leonard's district of Edinbrugh.

There are lots of clues about the locations in the photos.  I'll add more details to the web site, including dates and locations, as I discover them.

Update

When I added these photos to the web site (on July 4, 2008) 10 of the 23 locations had been identified. 

Now (August 5, 2008) 21 of the 23 locations have been identified.

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

1

St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

2

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Richmond Lane

3

St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

4

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

Simon Square

5

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

6

St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

7

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

8

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

Rear of Carnegie Street

9

 St Leonard's District -  1920s

Dumbiedykes Road

10

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

Cowan's Close

11

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

12

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

12 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

12 right

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

Between St Patrick Street and Cowan's Close

13

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

14

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

14 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

14 right

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

15

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

15 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

East Crosscauseway

16

 St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

Simon Square

17

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square

18

St Leonard's District -  1920s

[Don't know]

19

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s 

Hardwell Close

20

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square
+ Gibb's Entry

21

St Leonards  -  1920s

Pleasance

22

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

22 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

22 centre

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

22 right

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s

East Crosscauseway

23

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

23 centre

Below are two extracts from an 1891 map that cover the area
where most of the photos above were taken.

South Side

   Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  South Side

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St Leonard's

   Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  St Leonard's

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Edinburgh (St Leonard's) Improvement Scheme

Albums of Early Photographs

1920s

A survey of the St Leonard's District of Edinburgh was carried out in the 1920s, prior to demolition and reconstruction of much of the area.

Here is one of the photos from this survey:

  St Loenard's Survey photograph  -  1927  -  Gifford Park

Two volumes of photographs of the area prior to demolition can be found in the Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh Central Library and also in the Edinburgh City Archive.  They include photographs of the following streets:

Album 1  -  1927

St Leonard's First Section

Beaumont Place

Carnegie Street

Cowan's Close

Davie Street

Dumbiedykes

East Crosscauseway

East Richmond Street

Gibbs Entry

Gilmour Street

Hardwell Close

Lamb's Close

Murray Street

Pleasance

Richmond Lane

Simon Square

South Richmond Street

West Richmond Street

 

Album 2  -  1929

St Leonard's Second Section

Arthur Street

Bernard Terrace

Buccleuch Street

Causewayside

Gifford Park

East Richmond Street

Holyrood Road

Ingliston Street

Lothian Street

Marshall Street

Nicolson Square

North Richmond Street

Pleasance

Potterow

Robb's Entry

Richmond Court

Richmond Place

Oakfield Court

West Richmond Street

Quarry Close

Roxburgh Place

St John's Hill

St Leonard Street

St Patrick Square

St Patrick Street

Spittalfield Crescent

West Adam Street

West Crosscauseway

 

I have taken copies of these photos from the Edinburgh City Archive's collection,  but it  may be some time before I can find the time to  to add them to the web site.

Peter Stubbs:  2007

References for two volumes of photographs in the Edinburgh Room = qYDA 2034/1 [8371973 01] and  [8371974 01]

 

Postcards

Early 1900s

Jeanie Dean's Cottage

Jeanie Deans' Cottage
and
St Leonard's Bank

Patrick Thomson postcard  -  Jeanie Deans' Cottage

Jeanie Deans' Cottage
and
St Leonard's Bank

 

Photographs

1967-68

Around Edinburgh  -  Caroine Park

Castle o' Clouts

104 St Leonard's Street

 

Photographs

2006

  The site of Jeanie Deans Cottage on the western edge of Holyrood Park  -  April 2006

site of
Jeanie Deans' Cottage

The former St Leonard's Engine Shed  -  April 2006

The former
St Loenard's Engine Shed

St Leonard's Hill and St Leonard's Lane

St Leonard's Hill
and
St Leonard's Lane

St Leonard's Hill
and
St Leonard's Lane

Detail on the wall at St Leonard's Lane

Detail on tenement wall
St Leonard's Lane

Jeanie Dean's Tryste  -  St Leonard's Hill

Jeanie Dean's Tryste
St Leonard's Hill

Detail on the wall above Jeanie Deans' Tryste in St Leonard's Hill

Detail above
Jeanie Dean's Tryste
St Leonard's Hill

Preston Street School

Preston Street School

Preston Street School

Preston Street School

 

Maps and Aerial Photograph

Edinburgh  -  1844  -  Map produced for the Society for the Dissemination of Uesful Knowledge  -  Section P

1844

Edinburgh Map  -  1925  -  Section P

1925

Aerial Photograph  -  2001  -  Section P

2001

Please click on any of the images above.  All three will appear on the same page.

 

Where is it?

Edinburgh Recollections

Around Edinburgh

 

 

 

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