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Gilcomston Steps

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Gilcomston Steps
Gilcomston Steps, foot of Skene Square, in 1866. Part of old Gilcomston, these 18th century labourers' houses were known as "the rotten holes" and were among the very worst slums in the city, even by the standards of the mid 19th century. The end house with the sign was used as a smithy. All were demolished to make way for the Denburn Valley Railway, c.1866.
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Gilcomston Steps, Skene Square
Gilcomston Steps, Skene Square, 1866