Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Portobello (W)


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Here are the details of maps for Portobello (West):

  • Edinburghshire Sheet 4.05 Portobello (West) 1894 - published 1992; intro by Andrew Bethune. ISBN.978-0-85054-506-7

    This detailed map is double-sided for maximum coverage.

    The main map covers the eastern tip of Edinburgh and western part of Portobello, with coverage stretching from Wolseley Crescent and Piershill Barracks eastward to Lee Crescent. Features include NBR railway with Piershill station (at western edge of map), Portobello station, engineering works, Jock's Lodge area, Restalrig, Edinburgh & Portobello Cemetery, tramway and depot, Rosebank area, Brighton Park, Portobello High Street, Harbour Green, Duddingston Mills, Cauvin's Hospital etc.

    On the reverse we include most of adjacent sheet 4.01, extending coverage northward to Restalrig House, Craigentinny Meadows, NBR South Leith Branch, Seafield, Seafield Cemetery.

    The map links up with Edinburgh Sheets 3.04 Leith Walk and 3.08 Holyrood to the west, 4.06 Portobello East to the east.


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