Baberton

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Not to be confused with Barberton, Mpumalanga.

Baberton is a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is south-west of the Edinburgh City Bypass and Wester Hailes and south of the Shotts Line railway line. The village of Juniper Green is situated to the south of Baberton and Baberton Golf Course is to the west.

Most of Baberton comprises a housing estate built in the early 1970s by George Wimpey. All streets take the "Baberton" name but some streets in Juniper Green also take the name.

Baberton House was designed and built in 1623 for his own occupation by the architect Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton (d.1634), King's Master of Works. The house is now used as offices.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colvin, Howard (1978) A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 John Murray. p.567

Coordinates: 55°54′43″N 3°17′7″W / 55.91194°N 3.28528°W / 55.91194; -3.28528