Coalhill in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted on Feb 14, 2017
Coalhill in Leith, Edinburgh

Coal Hill Leith WAI_130217Early for a meeting in Leith I found time to draw this quiet lane which looks on to Sheriff Brae.

Behind where I was drawing are bollards across the lane which narrows its way to a dead end in front of the Sandport Place bridge over the Water of Leith. Ahead you travel along Sheriff Brae to the Sikh place of worship, the Guru Nanak Gurdwara.

Previously known as St Thomas Church, this beautiful building was built in 1843 as a memorial to the Gladstone Family by Sir John Gladstone of Fasque. John Henderson was the architect, an important figure in the history of the church design of 19th century Scotland..

I love walking around the Water of Leith and finding these landmarks, sketching them and then finding out a little about their history in our ever changing city.

Read more about the Guru Nanak Gurdwara building from the Edinburgh Sikhs website.

This drawing was created on location with a 0.3 uni pin fine liner. 

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