Craigleith Quarry

Thomas Vernon Begbie  -  late 1850s

Edinburgh - Craigleith Quarry  -  The stone was used to build the New Town

Craigleith Quarry - Photograph by Begbie

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


Craigleith Quarry

Craigleith Quarry was the source of much of the stone used in Edinburgh.  The quarry was situated about a mile to the north-west of the centre of Edinburgh, just north of the Edinburgh-Queensferry road.  The quarry has now been filled, and the site is now a Sainsbury supermarket.

The scale of the quarry can be gauged from the height of the houses at the bottom of this picture.


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