Edinburgh World Heritage - Lynedoch Place


Lynedoch Place

The idea of the Lynedoch Place Lighting Scheme was first proposed in 2007 by the Lynedoch Place Residents’ Association, with Dr. Morris Bradley, the Association's secretary.

It was implemented as a joint initiative between the residents, Edinburgh World Heritage and the City of Edinburgh Council. The costs were shared equally among the three main stakeholders in the project.

The goal was to restore the railings and their lanterns, to enhance the street and return it to its historic character.

The scope of the project included the installation of street lights mounted on the boundary wall of front gardens, starting with No. 4 and then every second property to No. 22. The standards used were exact copies of castings from examples in Ann Street. These were produced by Ballantine’s Bo’ness Iron Co. Ltd—one of the few companies in Scotland still using traditional methods of producing cast iron, based on research delivered by Edinburgh World Heritage and LDN Architects.

On the opposite side of the street along Belford Road five lamp standards of a compatible design were also installed. Additional works included cutting back overgrown hedges and the reinstatement of railings.

The project is a good example of productive cooperation between local residents, the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh World Heritage. In the future, it is hoped to replace more of the railings and improve the pavement on the north side of the street.

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