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Wardieburn Place West – a recently refurbished block of 1930s houses

Photo: D. King Date: 19/03/2011

Wardieburn Place West
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These streets were named after the Wardie Burn, which passed under Ferry Road near the present Morrison’s store, and under Granton Road near the bend before flowing into the Firth of Forth near Wardie Square. It formed the Edinburgh burgh boundary from 1896 to 1900 and can be seen on the boundaries map on this website. The area was developed in the 1930s by Edinburgh Corporation, with some further houses being added more recently on former landscaped areas near road junctions.

The original buildings are understood to have been designed by the City Architect’s Department, the City Architect at the time being E J Macrae.

There was previously a house called Wardieburn House, but it was some distance away, on Ferry Road opposite the present junction with East Fettes Avenue.


Wardieburn Drive

Wardieburn Place East

Wardieburn Place North

Wardieburn Place South

These streets were all named on 1 December 1932.

At the south end of Wardieburn Drive is Granton Parish Church, which has Granton War Memorial in its grounds.

Wardieburn Place West

Wardieburn Road

These streets were both named on 28 December 1933.

Wardieburn Street East

Wardieburn Street West

Wardieburn Terrace

These streets were all named on 1 December 1932.

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