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Oblique aerial view of Prestonfield centred on a golf course and rig, taken from the SSW.

SC 431754

Description Oblique aerial view of Prestonfield centred on a golf course and rig, taken from the SSW.

Date 21/1/1999

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 431754

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 32944 CN

Scope and Content Agricultural remains and the 'Innocent Railway', Prestonfield Golf Course, City of Edinburgh Careful management of the golf course at Prestonfield has fossilised the remains of early agriculture. The curving swathes of rig and furrow stand out particularly well in a low light, and are best seen from the air. The ridges were formed by the plough teams as they turned over the soil to grow crops such as oats and barley. Remains such as this are commonly destroyed by modern buildings and industry, but they are an important record of the past way of life. To the left may be seen the straight track of the 'Innocent Railway'. It was built in 1831 to carry coal from Dalkeith to the City. It was a horse-drawn line and included a stone tunnel, a cast iron bridge and a timber viaduct. Today it is a cycle path. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/431754

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

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

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