South-East Edinburgh


South-east Edinburgh

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1955  -  South-east Edinburgh

  For permission to reproduce please contact                          Extract from a map by Bartholemew, 1955-56

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    Edinburgh and Leith map, 1955  -  South-east Edinburgh 

South-east Edinburgh

1955 Map


Thank you to David Bain for noticing some discrepancies between this Bartholemew map and the streets that were actually built

David wrote:

Discrepancies in the Map

"I've just looked at the 1955 map in connection with the explosives factory thread, and I'm sure most of the Moredun estate is pure guesswork!

Schools are in the wrong place and there are streets shown:

-  Craigour Gardens

-  Craigour Drive

which were fields and a farm in 1958. 

I wonder if the cartographers got a quick look at the corporation's projects book and decided to save time."

David Bain, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England:  October 8, 2011

The discrepancies that David mentions can be seen by comparing this enlarged map with a modern street atlas of the area.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 8, 2011



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