Greenhill, Edinburgh

Greenhill is a small area of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

South-west of the city centre, Greenhill is normally taken to be part of Bruntsfield, which continues to the north. Greenhill borders Marchmont and The Grange to the east. Morningside is south. It comprises a mixture of Georgian and Victorian villas and some tenement housing.

The Greenhill name derives from the former estate of Greenhill, which included the Burgh Muir (see Burghmuirhead). A stone carving depicting the former manor house may still be seen on the wall of a tenement house at the corner of Bruntsfield Place and Bruntsfield Gardens.

In 2006 the Greenhill area was brought into the "S2" (southern zone 2) controlled parking zone, making the majority of roadside parking available only to residents paying Council Tax and purchasing a permit. This was done in conjunction with an expansion of the controlled parking zone across the city (see transport in Edinburgh).

References

External links

* [http://www.merchistoncc.org.uk/home.asp Merchiston Community Council] (which covers Greenhill)
* [http://maps.google.com/maphp?hl=en&tab=wl&q=Greenhill%20Place,%20City%20of%20Edinburgh,%20EH10,%20UK Google Maps]


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