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Edinburgh, Portobello, Rosebank Lane, Portobello Open Air Swimming Pool

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    THE PITS; THE PITZ; BATHING POOL; PORTOBELLO HIGH STREET; WESTBANK STREET; HARBOUR ROAD; BRIDGE STREET; PROMENADE; MILL DAM
  • Canmore ID
    126734
  • Site type
    SWIMMING POOL
  • Parish
    EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
  • Council
    MIDLOTHIAN
  • NGR
    NT 3032 7428
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.956467N, 3.117559W
  • Archeological notes
    N/A
  • Architectural notes
    City Engineer: W.A. Macartney, 1934-1937. Demolished in the 1980s. NMRS REFERENCE: Photographic copies of plans in possession of Peter Whitehead and Annabelle Radcliffe per Dept. of Architecture, University of Edinburgh (see: A 7272, A 7273, A 14403, A 14404).

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 126734 (5/1974)
    Oblique aerial view from E of Portobello, and Power Station, with outdoor Swimming Pool.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of hot plate in North East snack bar block, first floor in derelict state.
  • 126734 (1977)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Open air swimming pool. View of canopy.
  • 126734 (1977)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Open air swimming pool. View of canopy.
  • 126734 (1980)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open air pool. View from North East.
  • 126734 (1980)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open air pool. View from South West.
  • 126734 (1980)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open air pool. Detail of electric lamp by entrance.
  • 126734 (1980)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open air pool. View of entrance with lettering above the door, 'Bathing Pool'.
  • 126734 (1934)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Open air swimming pool. View of North end of pool.
  • 126734 (1985)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. Photographic copy of drawings of electric lamps, elevations and plan. Titled: 'Side elevation' 'View from below' 'Front elevation' 'Portobello pool, Rosebank lane entrance, electric lamps'. Ink, wash.
  • 126734 (1985)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. Photographic copy of drawings of ironwork details. Ink, wash.
  • 126734 (1985)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. Photographic copy of drawing of elevation. Titled: 'Promenade Elevation 1:50' Ink, wash.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of staircase hall from South East.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of hot plate in North East snack bar block, first floor in derelict state.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of turnstile in North East snack bar block, first floor in derelict state.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of South West restaurant in North East snack bar block, first floor in derelict state.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of North East snack staircase hall in North East snack bar, first floor in derelict state.
  • 126734 (13/5/1983)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of North West changing rooms in derelict state.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. Detail of lift hatch in North East snack bar.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of North West stand from South.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of North East snack bar with view of metal balustrade.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of North West corner, showing entrance to ladies conveniences.
  • 126734 (15/5/1983)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of diving board.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from South West end.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from North East.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of North West stand with supporting columns.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of snack bar block, from South West.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. Detail of North West facade with view of lamp adjoining central entrance portal.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from North of building site and pool beyond.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from North West of building site and pool beyond.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from North of building site and pool beyond.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from South West.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from North West.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Porobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of crowds of spectators at diving display. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO. 84: MR AND MRS JOHN FLEMING.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from south of derelict pool.
  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open air swimming pool. Photographic copy of advertising poster for Portobello Bathing Pool. Titled: 'Portobello Bathing Pool, Edinburgh, Enjoy the Artificial Waves'.
  • 126734 (1930)
    Open air Swimming pool, Rosebank Lane, Portobello. Photograph of advertising poster for Portobello Bathing Pool. Titled: 'Portobello Bathing Pool, Edinburgh. Enjoy the artifical waves'.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 126734 (1986)
    Proposed recreation centre, retail unit and car park for Walker Contracts (Scotland) Limited. Site plans, plans and elevations for proposed development.
  • 126734 (1986)
    Proposed recreation centre, retail unit and car park for Walker Contracts (Scotland) Limited. Survey site plans and sections of Portobello Outdoor Swimming Pool. Site plans, plans and elevations for proposed development.
  • 126734 (1936)
    Plans, sections and elevations.

PRINT ROOM

  • 126734 (1958)
    Various photographic views, including Kilchurn Castle, Kinlochleven Aluminium Works, Connel ferry bridge, Dounreay, Inveraray, Glencoul, Forth Rail Bridge, Portobello Open Air Swimming Baths and Ex-Scotland, New York, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Claypots Castle, unidentified art works.
  • 126734 (1930)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO. 84: MR AND MRS JOHN FLEMING Light brown card cover, tied with brown cord. Inscribed: 'Snapshots' and "Edinburgh, 10 Glebe Grove", c.1930-1970. Collection of amateur photographs of Mr and Mrs Fleming and friends on holidays in the Channel Isles, Western Isles, Edinburgh, Ayr. Later photographs include a groups of twelve children captioned "Evacuees and helpers at Moy Hall". Other snaps show groups at Kilmacolm, Lochgilphead, 11 Glebe Grove, Corstorphine and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Some of the people shown include Mary and son Stewart; Mr and Mrs McCorquodale and Joan; Rev. AM Beaton with car no US1357; Mr and Mrs MacInnes and Sona; Reggie, May and Ella; Mickey and Puggie; Mr and Mrs Scott and family with Mr Fisher aboard the "St Columba" at Tarbert Bay; Pearl and Chic; and Mr and Mrs Hunter, Peebles.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 755092 (15/4/1946)
    Scanned image of vertical air photograph showing the an area of Portobello, Edinburgh.
  • 1219253 (1980)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open air pool. Detail of electric lamp by entrance.
  • 126734 (1934)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Open air swimming pool. View of North end of pool.
  • 1219219 (13/5/1983)
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of North West changing rooms in derelict state.
  • 1219218 (15/5/1983)
    Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of derelict diving board. Portobello, Edinburgh.
  • 587720 ()
    Scanned image of vertical aerial photograph BKS 2275: 184 Showing Portobello, including Portobello Power Station and Portobello Open Air Swimming Pool. Date: 1973
  • 587717 ()
    Scanned image of vertical aerial photograph BKS 2275: 135 Showing Portobello, including Portobello Power Station and Portobello Open Air Swimming Pool. Date: 1973
  • 583587 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View from North West.
  • 583586 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open-air swimming pool. View of snack bar block, from South West.
  • 409301 ()
    Portobello Swimming Pool, Rosebank Lane, Edinburgh. View of derelict pool from South.
  • 358426 (1930)
    Poster titled: 'Portobello Bathing Pool, Edinburgh. Enjoy the artificial waves' for the open air swimming pool, Rosebank Lane, Portobello, Edinburgh.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 126734 (1936)
    Digital copy of plans, sections and elevations.
  • 126734 (1936)
    Digital copy of plans, sections and elevations.
  • 126734 (1936)
    Digital copy of plans, sections and elevations.
  • 126734 (1936)
    Digital copy of plans, sections and elevations.
  • 126734 (1936)
    Digital copy of plans, sections and elevations.
  • 126734 (1936)
    Digital copy of plans, sections and elevations.

LIBRARY

  • 126734 ()
    Edinburgh, Portobello, Portobello open air swimming pool. Press-cutting from 'The Evening News': article and illustrations debating fate of pool. Titled: 'Sink or Swim? What kind of future for the ruined pride of Portebello?' Text and illustrations.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Haddingtonshire, Sheet 81853
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 31853