Sources and where to find out more
|History and Derivation of Edinburgh Street Names||City Engineers Department||Edinburgh Corporation||1975||?|
|The Place Names of Edinburgh||Stuart Harris||Savage Publishers||2004||1904246060|
|Traditions of Trinity and Leith||Joyce Wallace||John Donald Publishers Ltd||1997||0859764478|
|Further Traditions of Trinity and Leith||Joyce Wallace||John Donald Publishers Ltd||1990||0859762823|
|The Buildings of Scotland – Edinburgh||John Gifford, Colin McWilliam and David Walker||Penguin Books||1984, revised and reprinted 1988, 1991||014071068x|
|Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory||‘Editor’||Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory Ltd||Various||(out of print)|
I have consulted various maps from the National Library of Scotland, accessed from the NLS maps website – see the section ‘where to find more maps’ on the page about maps on this site for links.
You will also find maps from the 1896, 1933, 1940 and 1952 on this website, which can be accessed from the maps menu.
A wide variety of paper street maps has been published over the years – I have referred particularly to the Bartholomew series (various dates), Edinburgh Corporation / Lothian Regional Transport / Lothian Buses maps, and to the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 ‘Explorer’ map for information about recent years, and to reprints of OS maps from the 1890s published by Alan Godfrey Maps.
The interactive street index map is courtesy of GPS Visualizer.