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Duddingston, City of Edinburgh

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Duddingston, City of Edinburgh

Duddingston is a former village in the east of Edinburgh, Scotland, next to Holyrood Park.
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2972
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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

Wester Duddingston

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

Duddingston, coast par. and vil. with ry. sta., Edinburghshire -- par., 1731 ac., pop. 7830; vil., 2½ miles SE. of Edinburgh post-office, pop. 333; P.O. The par. is partly within the parl. and royal burgh of Edinburgh, and contains the greater part of the town of Portobello. In the par. also are the hamlet of Duddingston Mills, with Cauvin's Hospital and public school, ¼ mile from vil.; the hamlet of Easter Duddingston, 1¼ mile SE. of Portobello ry. sta.; Duddingston House, the property of the Duke of Abercorn; and Duddingston Loch, adjacent to vil., at SE. base of Arthur's Seat. Many interesting bronze implements have been found in the loch, which is much resorted to in winter for curling and skating.

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