NT2368 : Comiston Farmhouse from the east

taken 6 years ago, near to Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Comiston Farmhouse from the east
Comiston Farmhouse from the east
A view from the gate - no access, as it was chained and locked.
Comiston Farmhouse

To be developed. The farmhouse, officially 83 Pentland View, has been sold by the City of Edinburgh Council, subject to planning permission. Information is that the preferred developer wishes to place 4 x four or five storey blocks on the site 37 flats with parking spaces. There seems to be little history available it is present on the OS six-inch map 1843-82 series, but not on a 1752-55 map series by Roy. Its last use was as a residential child support centre. It is a well-proportioned classical villa constructed in stone and of architectural merit and considered worthy of retention. There is a lot of local interest in preventing its demolition, and a planning application is expected to be submitted by the end of April if there are objections more information may become available.
Update, 3 June 2021: proposals for a cohousing community living project.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Comiston  Edinburgh 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2395 6897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.4681N 3:13.0834W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2400 6897
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Other Tags
Development Site  Farmhouse (Disused)  Childrens Home (Former) 

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