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Juniper Green

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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Juniper Green, a village in Colinton parish, Edinburghshire, on a high bank above the left side of the Water of Leith, with a station on the Balerno loop-line (1874) of the Caledonian railway, 1 mile ENE of Currie and 5½ miles SW of Edinburgh. It has a post office under Currie, and two public schools; consists in great measure of villas and pretty cottages; and, with charming environs, including a long reach of the pictur-esque dell of the Water of Leith, is a favourite summer retreat of families from Edinburgh. A new Free church, erected in 1880 at a cost of £3000, is in the Gothic style of the 13th century, and contains 620 sittings. Pop. (1831) 338, (1861) 531, (1871) 716, (1881) 1018.—Ord. Sur., sh. 32, 1857.

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