Muirhouse Towers - Demolished 1950
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Muirhouse towers were mentioned by Jim Little on the Muirhouse
Recollections page of this web site.
Muirhouse Recollections on that page, Jim wrote:
"There were two old towers there,
part of an old house or castle, and there was a
huge orchard behind the towers."
Now I have a photograph of
these towers being demolished in 1950. Thank you to John Dickson,
Silverknowes, Edinburgh, for finding the photo and telling me about it. The photo appeared in The Scotsman
newspaper on April 13, 1950.
Can anybody tell me exactly where these two towers used to stand?
email me if you know the answer. Thank you.
Edinburgh: September 24, 2010
Purley, Croydon, London
Thank you to Bill Craig who
"You asked where the Muirhouse Towers stood.
They were about a quarter of a mile or just slightly more along the road
to the west from the roundabout at
Muirhouse Towers were just past the
last line of prefabs going North/South. The road curved to the right from
the tower to the south side of Silverknowes golf course.
I spent many an hour there with friends in
I used to live in one of the Pennywell Grove
prefabs. They were lovely in summer, but absolutely freezing in
Bill Craig, Purley, Croydon, London: April 1, 2011
Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Thank you to Catherine Baker who
"The towers were to the west of the
Salveson housing estate, on what was Muirhouse Parkway. Silverknowes
Golf Club was at the other end of the Parkway. I hope this is helpful,
although it's a bit late.
I lived on Muirhouse Parkway and my brother
told me about the towers. He always told me they were to do with the
story of the book, 'Kidnapped'."
Catherine Baker, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland: 19 August 2016