The Tower, Portobello

Thomas Vernon Begbie  -  late 1850s


The Tower, Portobello

The Tower, Portobello  -  Photograph from the 1850s by Thomas Vernon Begbie

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The Tower,  Portobello

The Tower at Portobello was erected in 1785.

It is reported in William Baird's Annals of Duddingston and Portobello to include fragments of:

-  the original Old College

-  the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh

-  parts of the Cathedral, St Andrews

Source:  Thomas Begbie's Edinburgh:  A Mid-Victorian Portrait


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