Robert Kirkwood Map (1819)

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Aerial View (2001)

Edinburgh New Town

 1819  -  Kirkwood Map

Edinburgh New Town  -  Kirkwood Map, 1819

  Reproduced by courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.    Click here for further info, and for the NLS maps web site.

2001  -  Aerial View

Edinburgh New Town  -  Aerial Photo, 2001

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Edinburgh New Town  -  1819

This  map above, by Robert Kirkwood, was drawn in 1819, about fifty years after building of Edinburgh's New Town had commenced.

The North Loch (now West Princes Street Gardens ) had not yet been drained, and it would be a further 27 years before the railway would be built through Princes Street Gardens with the opening of the Station at Waverley in 1846.

The southern part of the New Town (the First New Town, extending from Princes Street to Queen Street and from Charlotte Square to St Andrew Square was complete, but much of the land to the north still had to be built on.

 1819  -  Streets and Districts

Edinburgh New Town  -  Kirkwood Map, 1819  -  Streets and Districts added

  Reproduced by courtesy of the National Library of Scotland

 

Kirkwood Map  -  1819

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