Calton New Burial Ground Edinburgh, Old Town graveyard building architect, Historical Scottish public realm images, Design

Calton New Burial Ground Edinburgh Architecture

Graveyard below Regent Road, Scotland – above Calton Road in the Old Town

post updated 4 November 2023

26 Nov 2016 – new photos around the Calton Hill area by Adrian Welch:

New Calton Burial Ground Edinburgh building

Location: Regent Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, southeast Scotland, UK

New Calton Burial Ground Edinburgh

Calton New Burial Ground Edinburgh graveyard

Calton New Burial Ground
photo © Adrian Welch

Accessed in the Burial Ground’s north-west corner from Regent Road, near the Burns Monument, the New Burial Ground is located on sloping ground down to the cobbled Calton Road.

Edinburgh Graveyard
photo © Adrian Welch

Further West on the other side of St Andrew’s House is the Calton Old Burial Ground, divided by Waterloo Place which becomes Regent Road further east.

Calton New Burial Ground
photograph © Adrian Welch

New Calton Burial Ground – Scottish Capital Historical Public Space

New Calton Burial Ground is a burial ground in Edinburgh. It was built as an overspill and functional replacement to Old Calton Burial Ground and lies half a mile to its east on Regent Road in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the south-east slopes of Calton Hill.

On its southern edge it attaches to the north-east edge of the Canongate in the Old Town. It lies on a fairly steep south-facing slope with views to Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament Building and Arthur’s Seat.

Of particular note is the Stevenson family plot, the resting place of several notable members of the family of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Watch Tower Building

A watch-tower was built at its upper corner, near the entrance, to protect against graverobbing.

The tower was occupied as a house from the mid 19th century until around 1955. Despite being tiny (around 5m diameter internally) it is said to have accommodated a family of ten at one time: parents sleeping on the central floor (the living room), daughters on the top floor, sons on the lower floor. Adjacent empty plots were utilised as garden ground to grow vegetables. The remnant rhubarb patch was still extant until the mid1980s.

Calton Hill

Calton New Burial Ground
picture © Adrian Welch 2007 taken with lumix camera

Location: Regent Road, central Edinburgh, Midlothian, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish Burial Grounds

Key Scottish Burial Ground – selection below:

Relevant Links:

Calton Old Burial Ground, Edinburgh

Glasgow Necropolis, Strathclyde

The architectural and city planning context is the Edinburgh New Town. The New Town lies broadly to the west and northwest of this site.

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Some important buildings located in the area nearby:

Scottish Parliament, south side of the Royal Mile, Canongate, Old Town
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter
Scottish Parliament

Calton Gate, north side of the Royal Mile, Canongate, Old Town
Caltongate Buildings
Canongate mixed-use development image : ANTA architecture
Calton Gate

Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Old Town
Museum of Scotland photograph
Royal Museum of Scotland building photograph © Adrian Welch
Royal Museum of Scotland

Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, south of the Canongate, Old Town
Dynamic Earth Edinburgh
Our Dynamic Earth building photo © Adrian Welch
Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh

A major new Scottish capital property development, located west of the city centre in Fountainbridge, designed by Michael Laird Architects:
Edinburgh Quay
Edinburgh Quay
Scottish capital property development image © Paul Zanre
Edinburgh Quay

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