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Muirhouse Mansion

Built 1832

Muirhouse Mansion is an 'A listed' Gothic mansion beside the Firth of Forth.  It was built in 1832, on the Muirhouse Estate, home of the Davidson family from 1776.

It was designed by Richard and Robert Dickson who also designed Leith Town Hall.

Leith Town Hall

  Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Leith Town Hall

Campbell Harper

The mansion is situated close to Silverknowes Caravan Park and overlooks the Firth of Forth.  It was used by Robb & Campbell Harper Studios Ltd, photographers from 1971 until the 1983, then as offices for an advertising agency, but has been empty since 1999

The building is now being offered for sale at a price of 650,000 by Edinburgh Council, with the prospect of a hotel, a children's nursery and flats being created in the building.

 

Edinburgh Evening News   -   February 9, 2006:  p.25

 

 

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