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Craigentinny House

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Craigentinny (Gael, creag-an-teine, ' rock of fire'), an estate, with a mansion, in South Leith parish, Midlothian, lying between Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth, 2¼ miles ENE of the city. The property of Samuel Christie-Miller, Esq. (b. 1811; suc. 1862), it extends over only 652 acres, yet is valued at £5739 per annum. This high rental is due to the fact that here are the most extensive meadows in Scotland, all of which have been under regular sewage irrigation for upwards of 85 years. The produce is annually sold to cow-keepers at £16 to £28 (in one year £44) an acre, and the grass per acre is estimated at from 50 to 70 tons. It is cut five times a year; and two men suffice to keep the ditches in order (Trans. Highl. and Ag. Soc., 1877, p. 24).

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