It looks to me as if what is shown in the red box on
the 1940 map would be the original plan for housing on the west side of
Burdiehouse Burn. But this scheme seems to have been postponed,
probably due to the outbreak of the war in 1939.
In fact, the housing appears not to have been built
until around 1952.
When it was built, the layout of the streets on the
west side of Burdiehouse Burn was modified a little and streets were also
built on the east side of the burn.
Gilmerton Dykes Crescent was named in 1936, but it
does not exactly follow the line shown on the 1940 map, so perhaps it was
named then but not built until the 1950s.
All other streets in this area were all named in
- on the west side of Burdiehouse Burn:
- Gilmerton Dykes Crescent
- Gilmerton Dykes Gardens
- Gilmerton Dykes Grove
- Gilmerton Dykes Place
- on the west side of Burdiehouse
- Gilmerton Dykes Avenue
- Gilmerton Dykes Drive
- Gilmerton Dykes Loan
- Gilmerton Dykes Road
- Gilmerton Dykes Terrace
- Gilmerton Dykes View
- on both sides of Burdiehouse Burn:
- Gilmerton Dykes Street
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: March 10, 2010