Wardie Bay

Looking West

up the Firth of Forth

and along Trinity Crescent and
Lower Granton Road towards
Granton Harbour

September 2011

Looking to the north across Wardie Bay from where the Old Chain Pier once stood

  Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                               Photograph taken September 29, 2011

 

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    Looking to the north across Wardie Bay from where the Old Chain Pier once stood

 

Old Chain Pier

The Photo

This photo was taken at very low tide in September 2011.  This view looks to the west up the Firth of Forth towards Granton Harbour. ***

The buildings in this photo are (from left to right):

-  Trinity Crescent

-  Pumping Station at the foot of East Trinity Road

and in the distance:

-   New apartments beside Granton Square

-   New apartments near Royal Forth Yacht Club clubhouse, Middle Pier.

*** LOW TIDES  Here, on the Forth, where this photo was taken the difference in height between high tide and low tide can be anything from about 2 meters to 6 meters.  When this photo was taken at about 10.30am on Sep 29, the height was 0.2m.  The previous high tide had been 6.1m.

Old Chain Pier

This photo was taken from where the Old Chin Pier once stood in the eastern part of Wardie Bay.

The Old Chain Pier bar in Trinity Crescent, overlooking the Firth of Forth,  was originally the Booking Office for steamers that sailed from the Old Chain Pier.  This pier was built in 1821, about two decades before Granton Harbour.  It was washed away in a storm in 1898.

The view in the painting at the bottom of this page looks to the east along the Firth of Forth to the Old Chain Pier.  The pier can be see to have been supported on three sets of wooden posts, built up from the Firth of Forth.

Pier Supports

The remains of the bases of four of the old supports, about a foot high, can be seen in this photo: 

 Looking to the north across Wardie Bay from where the Old Chain Pier once stood

Two can be fairly clearly seen in the foreground, one on the left and one on the right.  The other two are almost hidden amongst the rocks and seaweed.

The Old Chain Pier

Firth of Forth  -  Between Granton and Newhaven

Painting  -  The Old Chain Pier

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Hay, Granton, Edinburgh

 

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