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:
Location: Regent Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, southeast Scotland, UK
Calton New Burial Ground Edinburgh graveyard
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.
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.
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.
Location: Regent Road, central Edinburgh, Midlothian, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom
Scottish Burial Grounds
Key Scottish Burial Ground – selection below:
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
picture © Keith Hunter
Calton Gate, north side of the Royal Mile, Canongate, Old Town
Canongate mixed-use development image : ANTA architecture
Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Old Town
Royal Museum of Scotland building photograph © Adrian Welch
Royal Museum of Scotland
Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, south of the Canongate, Old Town
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:
Scottish capital property development image © Paul Zanre
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