CRAIGLOCKHART HOUSE – CRAIGLOCKHART DELL ROAD
Built in 1823 for Dr Alexander Munro a noted medic. The house's grounds took in what is now Craiglockhart Dell, stretching down to the Water of Leith.There are two lodges - one is beside the Dell Inn on Slateford Road and the other just inside the BT area on Craiglockhart Avenue. The now empty BT building that can be seen from Slateford Road was built on the site of the House's stables and coach house. The first floor of the building is supposedly haunted – I can vouch for that! There were 22 rooms and Dr Munro lived with 3 sons, 2 daughters, their families, and a large household staff. It was eventually deserted by his family and some time after his death in 1859 the house and estate passed to his trustees. In 1867 a new city poorhouse was built on the grounds and most of the other land was sold for residential use.