Edinburgh 1830 Map

The national Map Library of Edinburgh shows the extent of the city in 1830 when James McLevy became criminal officer number 1.

Edinburgh 1830 – Click to enlarge – Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

Marked in red at the centre is the Police Office with Brideqwell Jail at the tiop of the map. Edinburgh castle is to the left circled in yellow and Holytrood Park to the right, The Royal mile is the street between with the herring bone closes and tenements running off it. This is the area McLevy patroled. Crimes in the Georgian New Town to the north of the map would tend to be dealt with by his supreriors.

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