Building in the grounds of Morton House, Fairmilehead

The Belvedere

 2009

    The Belvedere in the grounds of Morton House, Fairmilehead

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jimmy Cunningham, Gracemount, Edinburgh

 

The Belvedere - in the grounds of Morton House

Thank you to Jimmy Cunningham, Gracemount Edinburgh for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of the Belvedere in the grounds of Morton House, about 3/4 mile SE of Fairmilehead.

Morton House was built in the early 18th century.  It lies between Frogston Road West and the City of Edinburgh Bypass, and is approached from Winton Loan.  The Belvedere, also built in the early 18th century, lies close to Morton House, to the SE of the house.

Jimmy wrote:

The Belvedere

"This seem to be an old folly the family used, to take in the views across Midlothian and Fife"

Jimmy Cunningham, Gracemount, Edinburgh:  August 15, 2009

Thank you to Jimmy for also sending me this photograph of other buildings in the Mortonhall area.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge this view of Broomhill Cottages.  These cottages are about 1/4 mile south of Frogston Road East and about a mile east of Morton House.

 Broomhill Cottages

   Broomhill Cottages, in the grounds of Morton House, Fairmilehead

 

 

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