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St Leonard's District Photos

Photo 13

Between

St Patrick Street

and

Cowan's Close

1920s

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

1891 Map

showing where the photograph above has been taken from  -  See 'Reply 2' below.

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

Bartholemew map revised 1891, based on Ordnance Survey maps surveyed 1876-77

  Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

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 5, 2008

 

Reply

1.

Lyndsay Montgomery

Old Town, Edinburgh

Thank you to Lyndsay Montgomery who wrote:

Temporary Houses?

"It has been put to me that these may be temporary houses for the coal workers, and that flat bit in front of the balconies could be a roof of something !"

Lyndsay Montgomery, Old Town, Edinburgh:  July 26, 2008

 

Reply

2.

John Hadden

Edinburgh

Thank you to John Hadden for annotating a copy of an 1891 Bartholemew map to show where he believes that the photo above might have been taken from.

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

John wrote:

"I think I can see where this may be.

St Leonard's District -  1920s

It could be another view of the block that appears in the background of Photo 11 as viewed from the opposite side, ie looking approximately South-East."

Photo 11

   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

Stairs and Balconies

"On this plan can be seen the two features adjacent to the main block that could be those vertical features on the photo (stairs?)."

Photo 13

   St Leonard's District -  1920s

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

Yes, and the plan also shows the balconies, marked as dotted lines.

The two towers are of different construction.

- The nearest seems to have been given a slatted wooden surface and is almost square, looking at the top of this tower on Picture 13 enlarged.

-   The furthest tower is made of brick and is round.

The 1891 map shows the nearest tower to be square and the furthest tower to be round.

 -  Peter Stubbs

Building on the Right

"On the right of the photo can be seen a building, the right section of which is stepped out towards the observer, and this agrees with a building at that place on the plan. (I am assuming that some of the buildings in the foreground may have changed).

Looking at Photo 11, we can see the style of tiles on the building and they look the same on both photos (pan tiles?)."

Chimneys

"Now, along the near side of the building we can see three groups of chimneys. To the left of the right-most group we can see what looks like a pair of chimney pots in the background. The right-hand chimney pot, of the pair, is much taller than the other.

Referring to Photo 11, the pair of chimney pots on the near end of the relevant block has a taller chimney pot on the left than the right.

I think a guess could be made about matching other chimneys between the two photos, especially if the image was available with a different exposure?"

John Hadden, Edinburgh:  July 31, 2008

 

Reply

2.

continued

John Hadden

Edinburgh

In response to the final sentence of John's comments above, I made better images of the chimneys in Photos 11 and 13 and passed them to John.

-  Peter Stubbs:  August 5, 2008

John replied:

Chimneys

"Thanks for the images bringing up more detail of the chimneys. It has helped me to get a better look at them.  Comparing the two, I don't see any features that change the identification of the view.

I've annotated an image with the taller chimneys as viewed from the two different directions. I don't think the views are exactly opposite each other so the order of the chimneys in each photo is not exactly reversed.

Several of the chimneys appear to have cowls that change their position with the wind (West 1 & 2 and South 1). I think the wind direction is different in each photo as those cowls are actually pointing in opposite directions in each photo."

John Hadden, Edinburgh:  July 31, 2008

Chimneys

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh, who provided the original negatives and plates.
ALSO reproduced with acknowledgement to John Hadden, Edinburgh, who annotated these photographs.

 

1891 Map

The area between St Patrick Street and Cowan's Close can be found at the extreme lower-right corner of the South Side map below.

 

 

South Side

1891 Map

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1891 Map

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