The Pilton Estate, built
around the area of the farm in this picture, comprises Pilton
Avenue, Crescent, Drive, Drive North, Gardens, Loan, Park and
Place. These names were given in 1933.
The book, 'History and
Derivation of Edinburgh Street Names' (Edin
Corporation City Engineers' Dept.: 1975) says that the
"named from East Pilton Farm.
The mansion house in the Barony of Piltoun was accidentally burnt
down on 8th February, 1749.
The buildings of East
Pilton Farm were located just to the west of Pilton Drive, and
just to the north of the Northern General Hospital.