Liberton

Liberton es un suburbio ubicado en Edimburgo, capital de Escocia.

El nombre proviene del sajón, antiguamente escrito Libertun, se cree que deriva de Leper Town, "pueblo de leprosos" en inglés, ya que se encontraba próximo a un hospital.[1] La iglesia de Liberton, de estilo gótico fue construída durante el siglo XVII d.C, pero fue remodelada en 1815 por el reconocido arquitecto James Gillespie Graham .[2] En su cementerio se encuentra una piedra tallada en la que se ve una de las primeras representaciones de una escena de labranza.[3]

El área es mayoritariamente residencial, aunque también existe una escuela de equitación y establos, que son utilizados para realizar actividades recreativas cerca de Braid Hills.

Referencias

  1. New Statistical Account of Scotland (Family History Library book 941 B4sa, series 2 vol. 1)
  2. The Buildings of Scotland; Colin McWilliam
  3. Stephen Dickson; research whilst surveyor of graveyards and cemeteries for CEC

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