Balerno  Midlothian


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Balerno like this:

Balerno, a village in Currie parish, Edinburghshire, on the right bank of the Water of Leith, with a station on a loop line of the Caledonian, 1 mile WSW of Currie, and 7 SW of Edinburgh. It has a post office under Currie, with money order and savings' bank departments, a U.P. church (1829; 500 sittings), 2 inns, 2 paper-mills, and a public and an Episcopal school, which, with accommodation for 176 and 126 children, had (1879) an average attendance of 109 and 57, and grants of £93, 12s. and £33, 12s. Pop. (1861) 510, (1871) 490. -

Balerno through time

Balerno is now part of Edinburgh district. Click here for graphs and data of how Edinburgh has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Balerno itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Balerno, in Edinburgh and Midlothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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