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Granton, City of Edinburgh

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Granton, City of Edinburgh

Granton is a district in the north of Edinburgh, Scotland. Granton forms part of Edinburgh's waterfront along the Firth of Forth and is, historically, an industrial area having a large harbour. Granton is part of Edinburgh's large scale waterfront regeneration programme.
Post townEdinburgh
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2376
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0131

Other names by which Granton, City of Edinburgh has been known in the past

Granton Harbour

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

Granton, seaport with ry. sta., Cramond and St Cuthberts pars., Edinburghshire, on Firth of Forth, 2¾ miles NW. of Edinburgh, 2 miles W. of Leith, and 5 miles S. of Burntisland (to which there is a steamboat ferry), pop. (including part of Wardie) 927; P.O., T.O., called Granton Harbour, 1 Bank. Granton Harbour affords refuge to large vessels in easterly gales. The harbour works were commenced in 1835 by the Duke of Buccleuch, the superior of the place. They comprise 2 breakwaters, E. and W. (3170 and 3100 ft. long), and a pier (1700 ft. long), slips, jetties, and a patent slip for vessels of 1400 tons. Granton was made a head port in 1860. It is the ferry station of the North British Ry.; it is also the headquarters of several lines of steamers (trading to Aberdeen, London, Norway, Sweden, &c.) and of the fishery protection and preventive vessels of the district. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) The harbour has 3 fixed lights seen 8,7, and 6 miles. There is a very fine tobacco bonding warehouse at Granton. In the vicinity, at Caroline Park, is Granton Marine Station. Granton House, seat, is 1 mile W. of Granton; Granton Road, ry. sta., is ¾ mile SE. of Granton sta.

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