Nineteenth century nimbys: Henry Raeburn versus the Stockbridge steam engine

Baston, K. (2016) Nineteenth century nimbys: Henry Raeburn versus the Stockbridge steam engine. In: The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club. Old Edinburgh Club: Edinburgh, pp. 27-36. ISBN 9780993398711

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Residents of Stockbridge, a village to the north of Edinburgh, objected to the appearance of a steam engine in their midst in 1814 which they described as a nuisance. Led by the artist Henry Raeburn, they took the engine's owner to court. Raeburn v Kedslie 1815 became the first case to be heard by the new civil jury court in Scotland. This paper explores the social and legal contexts of the dispute.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Raeburn, Henry; Watt, James; Bell, George Joseph; nuisance; steam engine; Edinburgh.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Baston, Dr Karen
Authors: Baston, K.
Subjects:K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Library
Journal Name:The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club: The Journal for Edinburgh History
Journal Abbr.:BOEC
Publisher:Old Edinburgh Club
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Old Edinburgh Club and contributors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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