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Baberton is a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is south-west of the Edinburgh City Bypass and Wester Hailes and south of the Shotts Line railway line. The village of Juniper Green is situated to the south of Baberton and Baberton Golf Course is to the west.

Most of Baberton comprises a

Baberton House was designed and built in 1623 for his own occupation by the architect Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton (d.1634), King's Master of Works. Bradshaw says it was the hunting lodge of King James VI, and that King Charles X of France, lived here "after the events of 1830".[1] The house is now used as offices.[2]


  1. ^ Bradshaw's Guide, 1863: Midcalder
  2. ^ Colvin, Howard (1978) A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 John Murray. p.567

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