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Pape's Cottages

A picturesque row of three cottages located just downstream from Roseburn New Bridge in Edinburgh, Pape's Cottages overlook the Water of Leith 1¼ miles (2 km) west of the city centre. Built in 1894 by local architects David McArthy and John Watson, these distinctive white-harled buildings feature red sandstone quoins and window dressings. An inscription on the southwest gable attests "In accordance with the will of George Pape of Coltbridge House these cottages were built for the use of three poor widows in all time coming". They are now C-listed.


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