SPW027355 SCOTLAND (1929). Chancelot Roller Flour Mills, Dalmeny Road, Leith, Edinburgh. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.

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Title [SPW027355] Chancelot Roller Flour Mills, Dalmeny Road, Leith, Edinburgh. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.
Reference SPW027355
Date 1929
Link Canmore Collection item 1256860
Place name
Parish EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
District CITY OF EDINBURGH
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 325690, 676070
Longitude / Latitude -3.1907639142328, 55.971911711799
National Grid Reference NT257761

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This is a house called Bonnington Brae, with a small cottage adjoining, recorded from the early 19th century and demolished around 1930 when two blocks of tenements were built on the site. The 1908 OS map shows the house as "Manse" with a church built just to the east of it. John Mackenzie JUNNER, SSC, lived there for a few years until he died in 1863.

AJW
Saturday 17th of October 2020 09:20:51 PM
The pillars of this substantial bridge (but not the deck) are still in place on what is now a cycle path. I am guessing that it was for transporting rain from the fields on one side of the rails (now allotments) to the flour mill on the other side?

Ewan_23
Thursday 4th of June 2020 10:04:05 AM
The cut-off remains of the steel ends of this (and the other nearby footbridge) over the old railway are still in place and easily accessible from the now-cycle path

Ewan_23
Thursday 4th of June 2020 10:02:10 AM
The cut-off remains of the steel ends of this and the other nearby footbridge over the old railway are still in place and easily accessible from the now-cycle path.

Ewan_23
Thursday 4th of June 2020 10:01:43 AM
Water of Leith

gBr
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:41:17 PM
CR to Trinity Junction.

gBr
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:40:22 PM
CR planned connection to Leith passenger and North Leith goods stations. Formation constructed but no lines laid.

gBr
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:39:37 PM
Bonnington Skinnery. Assume these are liming ponds.

Andy A
Friday 14th of October 2016 12:32:51 AM
Bonnington Viaduct and bowstring girder bridge of the Leith New Lines

Andy A
Wednesday 5th of March 2014 12:11:35 AM
"SCOTTISH COOPERATIVE WHOLESALE SOCIETY LTD. CHANCELOT FLOUR MILLS"

Andy A
Wednesday 5th of March 2014 12:06:20 AM
Catch points here and at an equal distance the other side of the crossing to derail a train approaching the junction without the 'right of way'. These would interlocked with the signals for both lines.

Maurice
Saturday 31st of August 2013 05:55:55 PM
Relatively rare rail crossing at grade

MB
Monday 11th of February 2013 09:54:29 AM
Even more rear for what appears to have been a double track line reduced to a single track at the crossing... or is just chance that a siding ends on both sides.

Maurice
Saturday 31st of August 2013 05:49:38 PM
Actually, replying to Maurice's observation, contemporary OS maps indicate double track west of the crossing and single over the crossing and to the east, with a siding terminating as in the photo.

gBr
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:21:02 PM
Signalbox by junction

MB
Monday 11th of February 2013 09:53:34 AM
Bonnington East Junction

gBr
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:29:22 PM
Goods train underway

MB
Monday 11th of February 2013 09:53:03 AM
Private siding off the North British Rly.

Maurice
Sunday 10th of February 2013 04:51:02 PM
Private siding off the Caledonian Rly.

Maurice
Sunday 10th of February 2013 04:50:18 PM
The North British Railway from North Leith Granton (north side of triangle) Scotland Street Goods (straight through) and Waverley or Portobello (south side of the triangle)

Maurice
Sunday 10th of February 2013 04:49:26 PM
The Caledonian Railway from Leith to Princes Street.

Maurice
Sunday 10th of February 2013 04:46:21 PM
This is the "Leith New Lines" route from Newhaven to South Leith via Leith Walk and Seafield

Andy A
Wednesday 1st of January 2014 04:03:09 PM

User Comment Contributions

There cannot have been too many industries that had separate private sidings connected to two railway companies, one on each side of the site.

Maurice
Sunday 10th of February 2013 04:53:13 PM