Drylaw

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Drylaw
Telford Drive, Edinburgh (geograph 2125384).jpg
Telford Drive
Drylaw is located in Edinburgh
Drylaw
Drylaw
Drylaw shown within Edinburgh
OS grid reference NT2275
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Council area
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EDINBURGH
Postcode district EH4
Dialling code 0131
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55°57′58″N 3°14′35″W / 55.966°N 3.243°W / 55.966; -3.243Coordinates: 55°57′58″N 3°14′35″W / 55.966°N 3.243°W / 55.966; -3.243

Drylaw is an area in the north west of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, located between Blackhall and Granton. It forms the community of Drylaw–Telford.[1] Formerly the estate of Drylaw House, built in 1718, the home of the Loch family,[2] the area became the site of a major housing scheme in the 1950s designed to rehouse the occupants of Leith. It is on the A902 road. Its name comes from the Scots language and means "hill without a spring".


Buildings[edit]

see[3]

  • Old Drylaw House - now ruinous, a small mansion dating from the early 17th century
  • Drylaw House - a classical mansion dating from 1718 with alterations of 1786
  • Drylaw Parish Church = by Sir William Kininmonth 1956
  • Top cellar : formally haddows
Drylaw House, Edinburgh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drylaw–Telford Community Council". Neighbourhood Partnerships. Edinburgh City Council. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://edinburghpastandpresent.com/#/drylaw/4559785950
  3. ^ Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh by Gifford McWilliam and Walker