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dc.contributor.authorByrom, Connieen
dc.contributor.authorByrom, Constance Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T11:40:23Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T11:40:23Z
dc.date.issued1984en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/27679
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dc.description.abstractThis thesis is based on an historical study of the private pleasure gardens of Edinburgh New Town, the first of which was formed in the reign of George III and the last some hundred years later in the reign of Queen Victoria. Over 40 such amenity gardens - intended primarily for the use and benefit of the residents whose houses overlooked them were created covering in total nearly 100 acres (40 ha): with few exceptions they remain in the hands of local residents.en
dc.description.abstractA general introduction and background to these gardens is provided in the first Section of the thesis, while the next and subsequent sections trace in greater detail the development and history of those gardens contained within the first and second stages of the New Town. By concentrating on these two periods it has been possible to achieve a greater and more rewarding insight into the subtle, but up until now little understood relationship between the building of Georgian Edinburgh and the evolution of the open spaces which so successfully compliments it.en
dc.description.abstractThe pleasure gardens thus included - St. Andrew's Square, Charlotte Square, East and West Princes Street gardens, the 3 Queen Street gardens, Drummond Place, Royal Circus and lastly Bellevue Crescent provide in themselves a good and interesting mixture in terms of size, shape, age, design, management, use and varying fortune: some have survived better than others, and one or two - notably the Princes Street gardens have been repossessed as public ornamental spaces.en
dc.description.abstractTo have covered all the pleasure gardens in such depth was beyond the scope of this thesis although several of those excluded possess a history equally as diverse and interesting. Where appropriate, however, reference has been made to them in the text, and to aid comparison a short outline of each has been added in Appendix 2.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2017 Block 16en
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dc.titleThe pleasure gardens of Edinburgh New Townen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
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dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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