Loanhead

About 7 miles to the south of the centre of Edinburgh

Water Department Cottage

Cottage at Loanhead

  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA

Loanhead

Thank you to Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA, who wrote:

Water Department Cottage

"This cottage was located on the Pentland Road just east of the A-701/Pentland Road roundabout.  It is still there.

My wife's Great Grandfather, James G. Cairns,  lived here in the early-1900's.  He was an engineer who worked for the Water Department.

Either the Water Department or the City owned the cottage.  It was was erected as quarters for  the  engineer who maintained the pump.

I was told that there was a pumping station adjacent  to the cottage and that it pushed water from a reservoir into the city.

 

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Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote:

Water Department Cottage

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"I was over that way today.  I did not have chance to look for the cottage.  However, I found it on Google Street View, behind IKEA.  It is now called Craig Cottage.

It now has dormer windows, but it certainly looks like the same cottage, and the location is as described."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  October 25, 2010

 

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Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote:

Water Department Cottage

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"I went to search out the Water Dept cottage, as promissed earlier, but sadly I was too late, and doubt if the cottage would have been there in October either.

The cottage still appears on the Google Street View photo taken in July 2008, but the site is now part of a new Asda superstore, recently opened."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  December 26, 2011

 

Loanhead

Around Edinburgh

 

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