Muirhouse Mansion

36 Marine Drive, Edinburgh

Muirhouse Mansion and Tree  -  2010

 Muirhouse Mansion, 36 Marine Drive, Edinburgh

  Peter Stubbs  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                           Photograph taken August 14, 2010

 

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    Muirhouse Mansion, 36 Marine Drive, Edinburgh

 

Brief History of Muirhouse Mansion

Marine Drive

Muirhouse Mansion stands on the north side of Marine Drive, across the road from Edinburgh Caravan Club campsite, about half a mile to the east of the beach at Silverknowes.

Early HIstory

RCAHMS (The Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historic Monuments of Scotland describes the mansion as "an extravagant Gothic Tudor Mansion built 1830-32, with a plethora of ornamental chimneys, windows and gables, full of Gothic detail, and is crowned by a battlemented tower."

Recent History

Edinburgh photographers, Campbell Harper Studios Ltd (later Robb & Campbell Harper Studios Ltd) used these premises from 1971 until 1983.

I was also told by one of the occupants living there now that, at one time, the mansion was Drylaw Police Station.

The building currently (at September 2010) provides 'bed and breakfast' accommodation, though I believe there are plans to convert it to flats.

 

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