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Ravelston is an affluent area of Edinburgh, Scotland, to the west of the city centre, the east of Corstorphine and Clermiston, the north of Murrayfield and Roseburn and to the south of Queensferry Road (the A90). Ravelston is often considered to be part of the larger neighbouring area of Murrayfield. The area is primarily made up of fairly large detached and semi-detached family homes, as well as modern apartments and many bungalows. To the east of Ravelston Terrace is the Dean Path and Water of Leith Walkway, while to the west lies Ravelston Dykes Golf Club, sandwiched between Ravelston and Corstorphine Hill. Ravelston is home to the Mary Erskine School, an independent school incorporated into Stewart's Melville College which is on the far east side of Ravelston, both owned by the Merchant Company of Edinburgh. The forme
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Bible College was in a Victorian house in Ravelston from 1886-1986, before moving to Gilmerton. Ravelston Garden is a 1930s listed building in the area. There are also other notable buildings including the slightly older Ravelston Lea, a large detached villa typical of the better housing in the area.


Notable Residents

*Sir Godfrey Thomson lived at 5 Ravelston Dykes.https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/JBA-001-095-Deary.pdf

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References

* Bell, Raymond MacKean ''Literary Corstorphine: A reader's guide to West Edinburgh'', Leamington Books, Edinburgh 2017 * Cant, Michael, ''Villages of Edinburgh'' volumes 1 & 2, John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh, 1986–1987. & * Cosh, Mary ''Edinburgh the Golden Age'' (2003), Birlinn, Edinburgh * Cowper, Alexandra Stewart ''Corstorphine Village, 1891'' (1973), Edinburgh University Extra-Mural Association * Dey, W.G. ''Corstorphine: A Pictorial History of a Midlothian Village'' (1990), Mainstream Publishing * Grant, James, ''Old and new Edinburgh volumes 1–3 (or 1–6, edition dependent), Cassell, 1880s (published as a periodical)
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* Harris, Stuart (1996). The Place Names of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Gordon Wright Publishing. p. 144. . * Sherman, Robin ''Old Murrayfield and Corstorphine'' (2003) Category:Areas of Edinburgh {{Edinburgh-geo-stub