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John Knox Church

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Historic Photographs Details
An illustration looking south down Mounthooly and across to the Gallowgate, which can be seen rising in the distance. The flank of the old John Knox Church, built 1835 and demolished in 1910, looms over the nearby houses.

Comparing the large scale Ordnance Survey maps from 1869 and 1902 we can see that these houses made way during the intervening years for a drying green located between Mounthooly and the church's graveyard. This suggests this illustration is the oldest of the three, showing broadly the same vista, that can be viewed on the Silver City Vault.

Comparing these illustrations with others in our collection suggests all three may be sketches by Andrew Gibb Jr.

The chimney far off on the Gallowgate is likely that of the Spring Garden Iron Foundry.
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