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Stockbridge, Edinburgh

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Stockbridge is a suburb of Edinburgh, located towards the north of the city centre, bounded by the New Town and by Comely Bank. The name is Scots stock brig from Anglic stocc brycg, meaning a timber bridge. Originally a small outlying village, it was incorporated into the City of Edinburgh in the 19th century. The current "Stock Bridge", built in 1801, is a stone structure spanning the Water of Leith. The painter Henry Raeburn (1756–1823) owned two adjoining estates, Deanhaugh and St Bernard's, which he developed with the assistance of the architect James Milne. Milne was also responsible for the fine St Bernard's Church (1823) in Saxe Coburg Street. Ann Street, designed by Raeburn and named after his wife, is a rare early example of a New Town street with private front gardens.
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  • We spent a short time walking through Stockbridge, without knowing what it was. However not knowing its identity did not prevent us from admiring the lovely architecture of the area and the quite...  more »
  • This neighborhood along with Haymarket is fun to wander about. Here are rows and rows of row houses with stacks on the roofs and built around the late 1800s to early 1900s. Quaint laneways and shops.....  more »
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