Leith

 

 Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Map of Leith  -  1693

1693

SOUTH IS AT THE TOP ON THIS MAP

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Map of Leith

1804

  

 Map of Leith  -  1835

1835

Map of Leith  -  1840

1840

Map of Leith  -  1860

1860

Map of Leith  -  1870

1870

Map of Leith  -  1917

1917

Map of Leith  -  2001

2001

 

  Leith  -  1870  -  Enlargement of part of a map by John Bartholemew that appeared in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory 1870-71

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Leith

Maps of Leith

The 1693 map:  This early map is taken from Great Britain's Coasting Pilot, published 1693.  It shows the small harbour and eastern fortifications of Leith.

The 1804 map:  This map shows the ownership of land in Leith, Newhaven and Trinity, with plans for proposed new docks at Leith.

The 1835 map:  Leith has a harbour with a wet dock and dry dock.

The 1840 map:  The style of the 1840 map is quite different from the 1835 map, but both show similar features.

The 1860 map:  A second wet dock, Victoria Dock has been added, and the harbour has been divided into two by a pier.  The railway has reached Leith.

The 1870 map:  Many more houses have been built.  There are now two railways to Leith Docks, from the south and from the west.  Albert Dock has been built.

The 1917 map:  Leith has continued to expand.  There are now two railway stations at the docks and one near the foot of Leith Walk.  Imperial Dock and Edinburgh Docks have been built. 

 

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