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St Leonard's District Photos

Photo 5

Simon Square

See reply below

1920s

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

1894 Map

showing where the photograph above was taken from

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

   This annotated Ordnance Survey 1:500 Town Plan  of 1894 is reproduced with  acknowledgement to Neil Lawrence.            See 'Reply 2' below.

 

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    St Leonard's District -  1920s

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

 

St Leonard's District  -  1920s

Collection of Photos

The image  above is taken from a collection of whole-plate negatives.  The photos were probably taken around the 1920s. 

If you recognise this street, please email me.

Thank you.    Peter Stubbs: July 4, 2008

 

Reply

1.

John Hadden

Edinburgh

Thank you to John Hadden, Edinburgh, who wrote:

Simon Square

"I think that the view in Photo 5 is the back of the block of buildings seen in Photo 21.

Photo 5

    St Leonard's District -  1920s

Photo 21

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Along the front of the block in Photo 21 can be seen a single chimney pot and then 2 groups of 4 chimney pots to the right.

On Photo 5, we can see the faint outline of the chimneys on the other side of the block and there are 2 groups of 4 chimney pots at the left and a single pot further to the right.

The tall block on the left of Photo 5 is at an angle to the lower main block. This is similar to what happens at the change of direction at the meeting point of Davie Street and Simon Square.

The gap at the far right of Photo 5 would therefore be Gibb's Entry.

John Hadden, Edinburgh:  July 11,  2008

 

Reply

2.

Neil Lawrence

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Thank you to Neil Lawrence for annotating a copy of his 1:500 Ordnance Survey Town Plan of Edinburgh, 1894, to show where the photograph above would have been taken from.

Neil's annotated map is reproduced below the photograph at the top of this page.

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

Acknowledgement:  Neil Lawrence, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh:  July 15, 2008.

 

1891 Map

Simon Square can be found on the South Side map below, on the right-hand side of the map, about 2/3 of the way down the map.

  

 

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1891 Map

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