The Bridewell


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

View from Calton Hill, looking towards Salisbury Crags and the Bridewell

 Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  The Bridewell

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

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    Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Bridewell and Arthur's Seat

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    Engravng from Modern Athens  -  Calton Jail in Regent Road


Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Tombleson



The Bridewell

Here is a view looking down from Calton Hill towards the Bridewell, or house of correction.  Building of the Bridewell began in 1791.  It was completed in 1796. 

In the background are Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craigs in the background.

Here is another view of the Bridewell that appeared in Modern Athens:

Engravin g in 'Modern Athens'  -  The east end of the Bridewell and the Jail Convenor's House

Please click here to read comments on the Bridewell, taken from the book Modern Athens in which these engravings appeared.



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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