Liberton Dams

A location at the junction of Liberton Brae with Kirk Brae and Mayfield Road in S Edinburgh, Liberton Dams is situated at the eastern end of Blackford Glen, a half-mile (0.8 km) north northwest of Liberton and 2½ miles (4 km) south southeast of the city centre. It lies on the course of the Braid Burn and the First Edition Ordnance Survey map shows an earth embankment which diverts water into a mill lade that extends to Nether Liberton, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) to the north. A small settlement grew up below this embankment, There was once a steam-pump here which raised water from the Braid Burn to augment the city's water supply.

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