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Beaverbank

A small district of N Edinburgh, Beaverbank lies on the south bank of the Water of Leith, to the northeast of Canonmills and opposite Warriston. It takes its name from Beaver Hall, a substantial property located on Broughton Road, which may have been associated with a factory manufacturing beaver hats in the 17th century. There was a mill at Logie Green, which ground coffee, and by the late 19th century the area was associated with small industrial concerns, including chemicals, a foundry, a printing works and, later, W. & M. Duncan's Regent Confectionery Works on Beaverhall Road, which was acquired by Rowntree of York in 1927 and closed in 1994. Beaverhall Road and Beaverbank Place were given their names in the 1880s. Much of the area was redeveloped for housing from the mid-1990s. Powderhall lies to the east.


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