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Colinton, City of Edinburgh

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Colinton, City of Edinburgh

Colinton is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland situated 6 kilometres south west of the city centre. Up until the late 18th century it appears on maps as Collington. It is bordered by Dreghorn to the south and Craiglockhart to the north-east. To the north-west it extends to Lanark Road (the A70) and to the south-west to the City Bypass. Bonaly is a subsection of the area on its southern side. Colinton is a designated conservation area.
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2168
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

Colinton, City of Edinburgh in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Colinton, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 4 miles SW. of Edinburgh, on Water of Leith, 5640 ac., pop. 4347; P.O., T.O.; has numerous corn and paper mills on Water of Leith, and a bleachfield at Inglis Green. A little NE. of sta. is Colinton House.

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