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Caer Amon

Caer Amon is a prestigious development of executive homes occupying the former Dunfermline College of Physical Education campus, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) southeast of Cramond village and 4½ miles (7 km) west northwest of the centre of Edinburgh. The name is the Brythonic for Cramond, meaning 'fort by the river'. The distinctive style feature whitewashed walls and grey-slated roofs, and include apartments, terraced houses, town houses and large detached houses. The developers were Edinburgh-based AMA and Bryant Homes of Solihull. The 50 million development occupies a 13.4 ha / 33 acre site, surrounded by greenspace, and was built in phases between 2003 and 2016, with Richard Murphy acting as the architect for AMA. The streets are named Brighouse Park Crescent, Brighouse Park Road, Brighouse Park Gait, Brighouse Park Gardens and Brighouse Park Cross.

The Dunfermline College of Hygiene and Physical Training was founded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919) in Dunfermline in 1905 as a training college for female students of physical education. As the Dunfermline College of Physical Education, it moved to purpose-built accommodation at Cramond in 1966. The training of all physical education teachers, both men and women, was centralised here in 1987 when Dunfermline College merged with Moray House College of Education. A further merger, now with the University of Edinburgh, took place in 1998. Facilities were centralised on the Holyrood Campus and the University closed Cramond in 2001.


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