Edinburgh Old Town

demolitions to enable the building of

Cockburn Street

Thomas Vernon Begbie  -  late 1850s

Edinburgh Old Town

Demolition to enable Cockburn Street to be built

Edinburgh Old Town with demolition of old buildings to create Cockburn Street - Photograph by Begbie

MAPS for Begbie photos:     Central Edinburgh -  West

  The Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints: City Art Centre,
City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 

Edinburgh Old Town

demolitions to enable the building of

Cockburn Street

The high buildings of the Old Town can be seen in the background of this photo.  The view looks down to the south towards the Old Town from the Scott Monument.  In the foreground, is Waverley Bridge, with a new tunnel for the railway under construction.

The large triangle of road (lower-centre) is now a mini-roundabout at the foot of Cockburn Street.  In this view, Cockburn Street has yet to be built, but the line that the street is to take can be seen from the demolished buildings, forming a curve from lower centre towards the  left edge of the photo.

  

  Buildings:    Canongate Tolbooth     Castle     Free Church    General Post Office Holyrood     John Knox     Maule's   Monuments   Galleries   Old Town     Royal High School     St Giles    St Mary's    Scott Monument    Schools + Hospitals   Looking down

 

 

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