A district of SW Central Edinburgh, Dalry lies between Haymarket and Gorgie, a mile (1.5 km) southwest of the city centre. Once the estate of Dalry House, the area was first mentioned in the 14th century, with mills recorded here in 1478 and paper-making, the first recorded in Scotland, before 1591. From the early 18th century the area began to be developed as a suburb of the city. Dalry Cemetery was laid out from 1845 and by the 1860s tenement blocks were built beginning to give the area its modern character. Although much-altered, the 17th-century Dalry House still lies in Orwell Place.

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