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P number: P000183
Old photograph number: B00932
Caption: Hailes Quarry, Slateford. Edinburgh. Quarry in Hailes Sandstone overlain by shales (Calciferous Sandstone Series).
Description: Hailes Quarry, Slateford. Edinburgh. Quarry in Hailes Sandstone overlain by shales (Calciferous Sandstone Series). A general view of the quarry looking north. A tramway crosses the quarry while in the middle distance several cranes and a steam pumping house can be seen. The Calciferous Sandstone Series is Lower Carboniferous in age. Craigleith Quarry was said to have been in operation for over 300 years in 1892. It is now totally filled in.
Date taken: 01/01/1913
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 320800
Y latitude/northing: 670500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 210.11 KB; 999 x 759 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 201 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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