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The Nor' Loch or North Loch was an artificial lake created below the Castle Rock in 1460 as part of the Northern defence of the city of Edinburgh. In c.1759 the lake, which had become a public health hazard as the repository for the City's waste, was partly drained as part of the improvements to the city and the construction of the North Bridge. The rest of the lake was drained in order to lay out Princess Street Gardens in 1820.
oil on canvas
H 102 x W 127.5 cm
Diploma Work deposit, 1913