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Oblique aerial view of Holyrood Park centred on the remains of quarries, taken from the ESE.

SC 1734768

Description Oblique aerial view of Holyrood Park centred on the remains of quarries, taken from the ESE.

Date 21/1/1999

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1734768

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 29941 CN

Scope and Content The Camstane Quarries, Holyrood Park, City of Edinburgh On the back of Salisbury Crags lie the remains of quarries where a soft sandstone was extracted. The date of the Camstane Quarries is uncertain, but they may have been used for Holyrood Palace in the 16th century and they were out of use by the 1850s. The deep quarry pits are clearly visible and, leading up to them from the entrance to Hunter's Bog, there is a worn hollow way that attests to the passage of many carts laden with stone over the years. The stone from the Camstane Quarries was not only good for building, it was also used for paving and as a whitening stone for cleaning door steps. One of its last uses was for the construction of the Piershill Barracks in Edinburgh. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/24) 1999 Photographs

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