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Edinburgh, 1 Gilmerton Road, Liberton Bank House

House (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 1 Gilmerton Road, Liberton Bank House

Classification House (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Arthur Conan Doyle's House

Canmore ID 237174

Site Number NT27SE 4942

NGR NT 27206 70876

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Site Management (9 September 1998)

2 storey stone house with a dual pitched slate roof and slate-cheeked, flat-roofed dormers (now boarded-up). A single storey lean-to with stone walls and a corrugated iron roof sits at the north end. Liberton Bank was once the home of Mary Burton, a pioneer of the Scottish women's suffrage movement who persuaded the University of Edinburgh to accept female students. In the 1860s, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1893) was sent to live at the house as a guest of Burton in order to escape his father who was prone to depression and alcoholism. Mary was godmother to Arthur's sister Caroline, born 1866.


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