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The former

Granton Gas Works Station

Photos taken around the time of the Opening

1903

    Granton Gas Works Station, Footbridge -  Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903 ©

Station Footbridge

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    Granton Gas Works  Station, Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903 ©

Station Platform

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1934

Zoom-in to a photograph of Granton Gas Works Station and Yard  -  1934 ©

Looking North

2004

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Granton Gas Works Station  -   30 June 2004 ©

Looking SE

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Granton Gas Works Station  -  Victorian Station Building and Platform  -   30 June 2004 ©

Looking South

Granton Gas Works station - now no longer in use - as seen from the top floor of the Scottish Gas Offices on the Edinburgh Waterfront site. ©

Looking South

2011

Granton Gasworks Station - Looking east towards the station ©

Looking East

Granton Gas Works Station - View to the north from station steps  -  2011 ©

Looking North from Station Steps

Granton Gas Works Station - View to the north from station steps ©

Looking North from Station Steps

Granton Gas Works Station  - Looking to the north through the refurbished  top floo.  The ladder to the clock is on the left  -  Photo taken 2011 ©

Top Floor
including ladder to clock

Kenneth Williamson tells a group from the Cockburn Association about the history of Granton Gas Works Station.  This photo was taken from the lower level of the building, standing on one of the old platforms ©

Lower  Floor
Kenneth Williamson + Group

Granton Gas Works Station -  Window at the end of the bridge leading from the top floor of the station building to Granton Gas Works  -  2011 ©

Top Floor Window

Granton Gas Works Station - Large cast iron Coats of Arms  -  Edinburgh and Leith ©

Coats of Arms

Granton Gas Works Station - Large cast iron Coats of Arms  -  Edinburgh ©

Edinburgh Coat of Arms

Granton Gas Works Station - Large cast iron Coats of Arms  -  Leith ©

Leith Coat of Arms

Granton Gas Works Station - Railway Timetable, 1907  -  including trains to Granton Gasworks Station ©

Railway Timetable

 

Granton Gas Works Railway

Early Views

   Shunting at Granton Gas Works ©

Granton Gas Works - shunting

   Granton Gas Works Station and Yard  -  1934 ©

Granton Gas Works junction

   Zoom-in to a photograph of Granton Gas Works Station and Yard  -  1934 ©

Granton Gas Works Station

 

The former

Granton Gas Works Station

Location

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Granton Gas Works Station  -   30 June 2004 ©

The former Granton Gas Works Station is now part of the Edinburgh Waterfront development.

It is situated close to the top of the new road, Waterfront Avenue

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Waterfront Avenue, photographed four days after it opened ©

Listed Building

The building, 1898-1904 (with later 20th century alterations) has been given a 'Category B Listing' by Historic Scotland, who describe it as

"Plain Edwardian classical design with Baroque pediment.  Red brick with contrasting yellow brick and ashlar sandstone dressings.  Bays divided on all sides by giant yellow brick pilasters with fluted ashlar capitals and slightly projecting red brick pedestals with ashlar coping; red brick entablature above with ashlar architrave and eaves cornice.  Yellow brick basket arches to ground floor windows; stone sills throughout.

INTERIOR: wide flight of stone steps leads down to ground floor from slightly higher entrance; narrower curved stone staircase adjoins to N of present entrance (this was formerly the route taken by workers at the gasworks between the train that transported them here and the site itself - a footbridge at 1st floor level providing the link to the latter)."

Future Plans
Café / Bar?

Thank you to Patrick Hutton for forwarding this note from Steven Hajducki, City of Edinburgh Council, about plans for future development of the old station building.  Steven wrote:

"'The former Granton Gas Works station building will be incorporated as the focal point in a development of local shops.

Details still to be decided but the  intended layout is shown in App 04/02410/FUL,  eg on the drawing 'Proposed Site Plan 25 May 06', where it is suggested as a Café / bar facing onto Station Yard."

Edinburgh Waterfront

Edinburgh Transport

 

The building of

Granton Gas Works

Granton Gas Works opened in the early 1900s:

October 1898

Building commenced

October 16, 1899

Foundation Stone laid

October 21, 1902

Gas manufacture commenced

February 27, 1903

Formal Opening

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks