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Aerial view.

A 40709 CN

Description Aerial view.

Date 1985

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number A 40709 CN

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 538792, SC 1678123

Scope and Content Aerial view of the New Town, Edinburgh Edinburgh's New Town, designed by the young architect, James Craig, in 1767, is based on a simple plan - three parallel streets with a square at each end - which made ideal use of the site, with its main axis, George Street, lying along a natural ridge. Single-sided terraces, Princes Street (left) and Queen Street (right), face south and north respectively. Between them, the grand central avenue, George Street, links the two great squares: St Andrew in the east (foreground) and Charlotte in the west. The northern New Town, the second major development of Georgian Edinburgh, planned in 1801-2, lies beyond the wooded gardens of Queen Street to the north, with the Moray estate development forming a link with later expansion of the city to the west. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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