Central Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle  -  National Galleries  -  St Giles Church

1860

This map, published by W&AJ Johnston, appeared in the Post Office Directory for 1860-61

Central Edinburgh  -  The National Galleries and Edinburgh Castle  -  1860 map

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Central Edinburgh  -  Key

Edinburgh Castle  -  National Galleries  -  St Giles Church

NOTE:  This key is based on the 1870 map

YELLOW = Princes St and the Royal Mile

     ORANGE= Hanover St and the Mound

GREEN = National Galleries

BLUE = Edinburgh Castle

RED = St Giles Church

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Edinburgh

1860

UPPER CENTRE:  There are now two galleries:

-  The Royal Institution (now named the Royal Scottish Academy) and

-  The National Gallery of Scotland.  

UPPER LEFT and RIGHT:  The gardens at both sides of the galleries are described here as Princes Street Gardens, as they are today.

The name, Cleghorn's Nursery, has vanished.  Trees have appeared in the gardens.   Some of these were removed in the 1990s, the result of Dutch Elm Disease.

LOWER LEFT:  Edinburgh Castle - The road running to the south of Edinburgh Castle has been named Johnston Terrace, the name it is known by today.

LOWER CENTRE:  The building to the South of the two galleries, also shaded dark on this map, is the newly built Free Church of Scotland college, where DO Hill's painting of the Disruption hangs.  

LOWER RIGHT:  The western end of the Old Town of Edinburgh.  Not so much detail is shown as on earlier maps.  Leading to the south from the High Street is King George IV Bridge, soon to become known as George IV Bridge.  

On the left and right sides of George IV Bridge, respectively - the area in the corner of this map - can now be found Edinburgh Central Library and the National Library of Scotland. Neither of these had been built by 1860, so they do not appear on this map.

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