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Edinburgh, Granton Harbour, Middle Pier, Railway Station

Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Granton Harbour, Middle Pier, Railway Station

Classification Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Granton Harbour Station; Granton Station

Canmore ID 184518

Site Number NT27NW 28.07

NGR NT 2377 7727

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

See also general account of Granton-Burntisland train ferry under NT27NW 28.00.

For Granton Harbour, Middle Pier, see NT27NW 28.01.

Granton Station (Terminus) [NAT] (at NT 2373 7730)

OS 1:1250 map, 1971.

(Name cited by Butt as Granton Station). This station was originally reached from Canal Street station through the Scotland Street tunnel, but after 1868 formed the terminus of the Granton branch (from Waverley station) of the North British Rly via Abbeyhill, Powderhall and Trinity. It was opened (by the Edinburgh, Leith and Northern Rly) on 19 February 1846 and closed temporarily between 1 January 1917 and 1 February 1919. The station was finally closed to regular passenger traffic (by the London and North Eastern Rly) on 31 October 1925, and was last visited by a special train on 7 October 1967.

The available photograph (reproduced by Mullay) records a simple wooden station with a single platform. It was apparently situated at NT 2377 7727, in line with Bouch's original slipway. The annotation by the OS on the 1:1250 map of 1971 is positioned out of context.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 May 2001.

Anon 1967; J Thomas 1971; A J Mullay 1991; R V J Butt 1995.

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