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Craigentinny

Bungalows in Christie Miller Avenue, Craigentinny
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Bungalows in Christie Miller Avenue, Craigentinny

A residential district of Edinburgh, Craigentinny lies 2½ miles (4 km) east of the city centre, between Restalrig and the Firth of Forth. The district developed on the estates of 17th Century Craigentinny House which was once owned by the eccentric politician William Miller (1789 - 1848). Miller's ostentatious mausoleum, known locally as the 'Craigentinny Marbles', lies in Craigentinny Crescent. Craigentinny House still exists to the west, on Loaning Road, amongst the public housing of Restalrig. The area is now dominated by a large number of bungalows, which were built from the early 1930s. Goff Avenue, Sydney Terrace and Wakefield Avenue are named after members of William Miller's family, while Britwell Crescent, Stapeley Avenue and Nantwich Drive are named after his English estates in Buckingham and Cheshire.

The Eastern General Hospital lay in the north of the district, alongside the mediocre municipal Craigentinny Golf Course.


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