Dalrymple Crescent

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Location: Grange, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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"Dalrymple Crescent is located in an area called the Grange: a conservation area to the south of Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a highly sought-after residential area, with good access to the centre, shops and schools. It has many beautiful streets, and Dalrymple Crescent is one of its gems. Running between Findhorn Place and Lauder Road, it is a quiet street. The road itself is quite narrow, but the houses are set well back, giving a feeling of spaciousness. The gentle curve of the Crescent seems to pull the houses together, strengthening the feeling of community. All the houses were built in the latter half of the 19th century. Although there have been a number of additions, divisions and conversions, the street retains its Victorian identity. The houses are of different styles and sizes, but the use of similar stone and slate, and the uniform lengths of the gardens give a sense of unity. This then is the street whose history I set out to explore. Who were the Victorians who built the street and lived and worked here?"

An extract from my book:

Lamb, Joanne Myra. Dalrymple Crescent, A Snapshot of Victorian Edinburgh, T&J Lamb, 2011, ISBN 978-0-9566713-0-1

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