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Sighthill and Calder Map

1955

This map extract was added to the EdinPhoto web site
in response to a question about Prefab housing at Calder.

Sighthill and Calder

The prefab housing was in the Calder streets at the bottom of this map.

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1955  -  Portobello,  Edinburgh

©  For permission to reproduce please contact  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                    Extract from a map by Bartholemew, 1955-56

 

Zoom-out

to see a larger section of this map
extending further to the east

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1955  -  Portobello,  Edinburgh ©

 

Comments

1.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

I added this extract from a 1955 map to the EdinPhoto web site in response to a question from Chris Smith who added:

"Do you have any maps of the Sighthill area of Edinburgh from around the 1950's?

 I was born in a prefab in Calder Walk in 1960 and would like to know where this road was."

Chris Smith, Turnhouse, Edinburgh:  March 17, 2013

Streets

In fact, the lay-out of the Calder estate is now quite different now to how it was laid out in the 1940s and 1950s when it was one of the areas of Edinburgh that had 'prefab houses' to ease the housing shortage following World War II.

These are the  'Calder' street names on the estate between Calder Road, Wester Hailes Road  and the Union Canal at Sighthill, close to the City of Edinburgh Bypass:

Prefab Houses
- from 1940s

New Houses
 - from 1967

Calder Avenue West

 

Calder Avenue East

 

Calder Broadway

 

Calder Circle

 

 

Calder Court

Calder Cotts.

 

Calder Crescent

Calder Crescent

Calder Drive

Calder Drive

Calder Gardens

Calder Gardens

 

Calder Grove

Calder Loan

 

 

Calder Park ***

 

Calder Place

 

Calder View

Calder Terrace

 

Calder Walk ***

 

***  Note for Chris Smith:  The Post Officer in Calder Park is close to where Calder Walk used to be.

 

 

Comments

2.

Stewart Fizia

Thank you to Stewart Fizia who wrote:

Missing Streets

"I'd like to comment on the street names in your table below.

There are at least three streets missing from the prefabs column of the table above.  The first two are not named on the map above.  The third is not shown at all on the map.  They are:

1.  Calder Place East

2.  Calder Place West

3.  a small lane with houses on either side that ran between Calder Circle and Calder Drive

My address until 1964 (when it was demolished) was “1 Calder Place East”. The streets are not named on the map due presumably to the size of the map."

Location of the Missing Streets

"Near the bottom of the map, there is a grid of six rectangles within Calder Circle.  The middle two of these rectangles were areas of open ground with a swing park in each.

The roads running approx. north-south on either side of these swing parks were Calder Place East and Calder Place West.  There was also a road running approx west-east that separated the swing parks.  It had 5 or 6 shops.

The lane that ran from Calder Circle to Calder Drive started in the middle of the southern edge of the southern swing park.  I've forgotten the name of that lane, and a lady I know (now aged 90+) who lived there has also forgotten its name."

Stewart Fizia:  20 May 2013

Here is the table again, now including Stewart's comments (in green):

Prefab Houses
- from 1940s

New Houses
 - from 1967

Calder Avenue West

 

Calder Avenue East

 

Calder Broadway

 

Calder Circle

 

 

Calder Court

Calder Cotts.

 

Calder Crescent

Calder Crescent

Calder Drive

Calder Drive

Calder Gardens

Calder Gardens

 

Calder Grove

Calder Loan

 

 

Calder Park

 

Calder Place

 

Calder View

Calder Place East

 

Calder Place West

 

Calder Road

Calder Road

Calder Terrace

 

Calder Walk

 

Calder ...?...       (name?)

between Calder Circle and Calder Dive

 

*** Note for Chris Smith:  The Post Officer in Calder Park is close to where Calder Walk used to be.

Text in GREEN added with acknowledgement to Stewart Fizia.who used to live at 1 Calder Place East.

Text in RED above added by Lilian Young, New Jersey, USA who used to live in the prefab at 547 Calder Road.  Lilian Young tells me that she came to visit Edinburgh a few years ago, but all traces of the of her old home and the other prefabs at Calder had disappeared.

Peter Stubbs:  10 August 2017

 

Comments

3.

Stuart Lyon

Blackford, Edinburgh

Thank you to Stuart Lyon who wrote:

"This OS Map from 1949/50 shows the Calder area of Edinburgh and includes the streets mentioned by Stewart Fizia above."

1949/50 Map

Calder Circle

OS Map showing streets within Calder Circle where prefab housing once stood.Prefab

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Stuart Lyon

Stuart Lyon, Blackford, Edinburgh:  9 August 2017 (3 emails)

 

 

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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

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