NT2769 : St Hilda's

taken 5 years ago, near to Liberton, Edinburgh, Great Britain

St Hilda's
St Hilda's
In 'The Buildings of Scotland' St Hilda's is described as having a 'mad mansard, spindly slated candle-snuffers coming straight down on chunky corner corbels'. It was built about 1850, and originally named Kirkbrae House. The mansard is thought to have been added later. From 1901 it was a girls' boarding school, and the name St Hilda's was bestowed on the building by the headmistress. At the commencement of the Second World Warthe school moved out to Ballinkrain Castle, near Stirling. St Hilda's was used by the army during the war, and the school never returned, owing to difficulties with post-war renovation. The building was converted into flats in the late 1940s.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2758 6957 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.8251N 3:9.6100W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2755 6957
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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