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Oblique aerial view of Edinburgh New Town.

SC 538792

Description Oblique aerial view of Edinburgh New Town.

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 538792

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 40709 CN

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.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

> Item Level (SC 538792) Oblique aerial view of Edinburgh New Town.

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