Tynecastle  Midlothian


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

Tynecastle, an Edinburgh district, on the road from the Haymarket to Gorgie, near the Dalry Cemetery, and 2 miles SW of the General Post Office. It is the seat of the Albert Works, directed by Mr Wm. Scott Morton, an architect of special skill in decorative work. Here, besides stained glass, painted tiles, art furniture, etc., is manufactured the beautiful 'Tynecastle tapestry,' which Mr Scott Morton invented, and which consists of coarse paper-backed canvas, dyed and decorated in a great variety of ways to suit for walls, ceilings, or friezes.

The location is based on the description given by Groome, and is between Tynecastle High School and Tynecastle Stadium as shown on modern maps.

Tynecastle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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