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The Bridge Inn pub on the corner of Bridge Street and Castle Green.

Am I right in thinking that this is all demolished now and the location of the new magistrates court buildings?

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30 minutes ago, madannie77 said:

It has indeed all gone and is the Magistrates Court, Castle Green now being a cul-de-sac running from Castle Street to the back of the Magistrates Court.

Side by SIde map comparison: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=53.38532&lon=-1.46537&layers=168&right=osm

 


That link is fantastic! Never seen that side by side map thing before. Brilliant stuff

 

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Screenshot 2020-04-04 at 14.42.21.jpg
Side by Side map showing Castle Green on the older left map going all the way down from Castle Street to Bridge Street

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madannie77

Oops. I meant to post that side by side directly as well as a link. Thanks for doing it for me 👍

The side by side mapping on the National Library of Scotland maps website is a fantastic tool and is also, for mapaholics like me, a massive time waster 😀.

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As one thing often leads to another on here...

Whilst perusing old maps of the area, I came across this 1896 insurance map. What interests me here is the "Subway" running from the Exchange Brewery, under Castle Green, to a Van Shed and Beer Cellar. Do we know anything more about this subway?

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Zoomable version of map at British Library (requires Adobe Flash Player). I can't get it to work on my laptop :(

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Screenshot 2020-04-04 at 15.19.14.jpg

On first guess it looks like a sneaky passageway from the Tennant Brothers brewery to a beer cellar.

Very strange..

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Sneaking beer around under the street? That's not fair 👎

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Entrance from Castle Green to the Stables and Malt kilns, W.H. Birks and Co. (later occupied by Duncan and Gilmour and Co.), Lady's Bridge Brewery. A subterranean passage ran below ground between Exchange Brewery on Bridge Street and Castle Green

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