The History of Leith

February 2, 2005

Views and Relics of Old Edinburgh

These pictures were taken from Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant 1883. Some of the buildings still exist however many have disappeared from the Edinburgh street scene

Barclay Church
Barclay Church and Wrights Houses

The Bore Stane
The Bore Stane

Braid Cottages 1850
Braid Cottages 1850

Broadstaires House Causwayside
Broadstairs House Causwayside

Christ Church Morningside 1883
Christ Church Morningside

The Murder of Darnley
The Murder of Darnley

Kirk O'Field
Kirk O’Field

The Old Library Edinburgh University 17th c
The Old Library Edinburgh University 17th c

Foundation of the New Edinburgh University 1789
The Foundation of the New Edinburgh University 1789

The Original University Plan 1789
The Original Edinburgh University Plan

The Seal of the Convent of St Katherine
The Seal of the Convent of St Katherine

The Grange Cemetery
The Grange Cemetry

Gillespies Hospital
The Gillespies Hospital

Merchiston Castle
Merchiston Castle

Hermitage
Hermitage

Gravestone Warrender Park
Gravestone in Warrender Park

Warrender House
Warrender House

Fettes College 1883
Fettes College 1883

Tanfield Hall 1883
Tanfield Hall

St Stephens Church
St Stephens Church

John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones

Greenside Church 1883
Greenside Church 1883

View of Edinburgh from Warriston Hill
View of Edinburgh from Warriston Hill

The Royal Botanic Gardens 1883
The Royal Botanic Gardens 1883

Roslin Chapel-The Prentice Pillar
Roslin Chapel-The Prentice Pillar

The Dean Bridge and Randolph Cliff 1883
The Dean Bridge and Randolph Cliff 1883

Canongate
East End of High Street and West End of the Canongate 17th century

Haddington's Entry
Haddington’s Entry

Canongate Tolbooth
The Canongate Tolbooth

Huntly House Canongate
Huntly House

The Rear of Huntly House showing Bakehouse Close 1883
The Rear of Huntly House showing Bakehouse Close 1883

Golfers Land Canongate 1883
Golfers Land Canongate 1883

The Water Gate 1820 Canongate
the Water Gate 1820 Canongate

Chessel's Buildings
Chessel’s Buildings.Scene of the Stamp Office robbed by the Deacon Brodie

Smolletts House St John's St Canongate 1883
Smolletts House St John’s St Canongate

Canongate Kirk 1883
The Canongate Kirk 1883

Moray House 1829 Canongate
Moray House 1829 Canongate

Rear of Moray House
Rear of Moray House r-l Levee Room as seen from Garden with tree planted by Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Mary’s Bower, Summerhouse where the Treaty of Union was signed 1707 and a portion of the ceiling from Moray House

The Palace Gate Holyroodhouse
The Gate of Holyroodhouse 18th century. The buildings on the left stil exist.

Holyrood House and Abbey 17thc
Holyrood House and Abbey (from a view by Hollar held in the British Museum) leith can be seen in the distance

Croft-an-Righ House 1883 (Now Demolished)
Croft-an-Righ House 1883 (now demolished)

Seal of Holyrood Abbey
The Seal of Holyrood Abbey

The Chapel Royal Holyrood Abbey 1687
The Chapel Royal Holyrood Abbey 1687

Ground Plan of the Chapel Royal
The Ground plan of the Chapel Royal from an engraving published in 1821

West front of Holyrood Abbey
West front of Holyrood Abbey

Holyrood Abbey looking east
Holyrood Abbey looking east

North entrance to nave of Holyrood Abbey
north entrance to nave of Holyrood Abbey

The Abbey Port 1768
The Abbey Port 1768

Holyrood Palace 1883
r-l Mary,Queen of Scots, Supper Room, bed Room below Lord Darnleys Room and Private Staircase

Holyrood Palace showing the Regent Moray's House
Holyrood Palace Showing the Regent Moray’s House and the Royal Gardens

The Palace of Holyrood
The palace of Holyrood showing the North and South Gardens, the Abbey Kirk and Kirkyard

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