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St Leonard's


(Saint Leonard's)

A small district of S Central Edinburgh, St Leonard's lies a mile (1.5 km) south southeast of the city centre. The area represented land granted to Holyrood Abbey by King David I (c.1080 - 1153), and while once being much larger, today is constrained between Holyrood Park Road in the south and Dumbiedykes and the Pleasance in the north. Once associated with brewing, St. Leonard's Station was also the terminus of the Innocent Railway. St Leonard's School (1879) is now converted into private flats. The Police Headquarters for Central Edinburgh ('A' Division) is located in the modern St. Leonard's Police Station.


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