Canongate  Midlothian


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Canongate like this:

Canongate, a large and ancient suburb of Edinburgh, comprising all the eastern part of the Old Town, and possessing, till 1856, the jurisdiction of a burgh of regality- See Edinburgh, and Jn. Mackay's History of the Burgh of Canongate (Edinb- 1879).

The location is that shown for Canongate on modern 1:25,000 maps, and reflects the description given by Bartholomew.

Canongate through time

Canongate is now part of Edinburgh district. Click here for graphs and data of how Edinburgh has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Canongate itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Canongate, in Edinburgh and Midlothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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