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Plan and elevation of the New Town of Edinburgh, 1 October 1819

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Plan and elevation of the New Town of Edinburgh, 1 October 1819

Kirkwood's plan and elevation of the New Town of Edinburgh provides a clear and detailed record of how the city had developed by the early 19th century. James Craig’s plan had been to create a residential only area with no commercial properties, however by the time of this plan they were slowly becoming established on Princes Street.  

For further reading on this topic, please see ‘The New Town of Edinburgh, An Architectural Celebration’, edited by Clarisse Godard Desmarest. 

Credit: NRS, RHP1378/1 (Link to the Online Catalogue entry)