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Burdiehouse

South Edinbrugh

Cottages at the end of Burdiehouse Village

19th century cottages at the end of Burdiehouse village

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jimmy Cunningham, Gracemount, Edinburgh

 

Recollections

Burdiehouse

1.

Jimmy Cunningham
Gracemount, Edinburg

End of Village

Limekilns

History

2.

Steven Oliver
Duns, Borders, Scotland

The Road to Penicuik

Bus Terminus

The Name - Burdiehouse

3.

Steven Oliver
Duns, Borders, Scotland

The Name - Burdiehouse

The Road

4.

Jimmy Cunningham
Gracemount, Edinburg

End of Village

Limekilns

History

 

Recollections

1.

Thank you to Jimmy Cunningham, Gracemount, Edinburgh for sending me some photos of Burdiehouse Village, including the one above.

Jimmy wrote:

End of the Village

"Here is a row of houses at the end of the village, dating from the 1800s.  I am led to believe that the road pictured here used to be the main road into the city from Penicuik direction."

Limekilns

"The old Burdiehouse limekilns are a few hundred yards away across the main route into the city, nearby.   I wonder if these houses were anything to do with people who used to work there many years ago."

History

"I hope someone will be able to  update us with a timeline and history of the area and some memories."

©  Jimmy Cunningham, Gracemount, Edinburgh:  August 13, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Steven Oliver who wrote:

The Road to Penicuik

"I’ve just been looking at Jimmy Cunningham’s photo of Burdiehouse Village and can confirm that the road in the photo was indeed the original route into Edinburgh from Penicuik.

It was by-passed in the late 1960s, when the dual carriageway out to Straiton was built.  Most of the east side of Burdiehouse was demolished to accommodate the new road, and the neighbouring village of Straiton suffered a similar fate, losing its west side.

Bus Terminus

"Until bus deregulation in 1986, Burdiehouse was the terminus for LRT services 18 and 37.  They stopped in a lay-by opposite the north end of the village and then turned at the Burdiehouse access road to return to Edinburgh.

One service 18 journey did go beyond Burdiehouse, to Straiton.  This ran in the early morning and was primarily for miners working at the nearby Bilston Glen Colliery.

The Name - Burdiehouse

"The name, Burdiehouse, is apparently a corruption of Bordeaux House, named as a result of a French family who settled in the area.

This was recalled in the name of the Old Bordeaux pub which was located on the east side of the old main road, at the access road into the village.  Sadly, the pub was closed and demolished a few years ago and new housing now occupies the site of the pub."

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  August 24, 2009

The Name - Burdiehouse

Stuart Harris, author of the book 'The Place Names of Edinburgh' has carried out a lot of research into place names, using old maps and other material.   He quotes an 18th book, 'White's Liberton' as saying that Burdiehouse may have been derived from Bordeaux.

However, Stuart concludes that this is an unlikely explanation, and that Burdiehouse is more likely to have been derived from 'Barde' or 'Borde', meaning bank or rim or border which he says "aptly describes this place above the burn".                                                 [The Place Names of Edinburgh,  pp. 126-7.]

 

Recollections

3.

Steven Oliver

Duns, Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Steven Oliver for sending more comments about Burdiehouse.

Steven wrote:

The Name - Burdiehouse

"After I sent the email above, I remembered that particular block of houses was known as Bordeaux Place – the old street name is carved into the stonework of the building furthest away from the camera.  A street name plate reading Old Burdiehouse Road is located directly above it."

19th century cottages at the end of Burdiehouse village ©

The Road

"It’s hard to believe that at one time this formed part of the main road to Penicuik and Peebles.  Certainly it wouldn’t have coped with today’s traffic volumes.  It's a shame that part of the village was lost to the dual carriageway.  I find these stretches of old road interesting as they are history in themselves."

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  August 25, 2009

 

 Recollections

4.

Jimmy Cunningham

Gracemount, Edinburgh

The Name - Burdiehouse

Thank you to Jimmy Cunningham for following up Steven Oliver's comments about the name, Burdiehouse possibly being a corruption of 'Bordeaux House', and for taking the photograph below of a road signs on Old Burdiehouse Road.

Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge it.

Burdiehouse  Bordeaux Place street sign ©

Jimmy Cunningham, Gracemount, Edinburgh:  September 8, 2009

 

Recollections

Burdiehouse Photos - Around Edinburgh

 

 

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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks