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Mr. Thomson Collector Police Chambers
P.O. [Post Office] Directory
City Map
[Situation] In the southern part of the City of Edinburgh.
The southern suburb of the old town of Edinburgh. It is bounded on the north by Preston Street, on the east by the Dalkeith Road, and on the south and west by Mayfield Loan, Hamilton Place, and Causewayside. Minto Street the principal thoroughfare, running north and south, is an elegant and well built street, and consists of ranges of neat houses in the villa style with gardens attached. Several short streets diverge from this, containing houses generally of a superior Class, and many of them detached villas. It contains a United Presbyterian Church and several Schools. Situated in the Parish of St. Cuthberts.

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Parish of St. Cuthberts

"Newington, an elegant modern suburb of the Old town of Edinburgh
It forms the extreme South of the city; occupies a site on the very
gentle slope of the Southern one of the three hills, where it nearly
becomes lost in the plain; and is magnificently overlooked, on the
north east by the centre and most towering part of the bold curve
of Salisbury Craigs, and the most precipitous and picturesque
face of Arthur's Seat. Minto Street, which runs through its centre,
is the grand thoroughfare between Edinburgh and all parts on the
border west of the Lammermoors; and forms an approach to the city
delightful to persons travelling from England. This fine street, most of
whose houses are in the villa style, and chastely elegant, is broadly winged
on both sides, with brief streets, and spacious "places," and clusters of villas,
which beautifully combine the seclusion and airiness of the country with the pretensions
and advantages of the town.“
Fullarton's Gazetteer of Scotland, Vol [Volume] II Page 441.

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This Name Book refers to Edinburgh 1852 - Sheet 44
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