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Daylight robbery !!!

The window direct below, behind the ivy, is the same.

[This taken while out walking the dog Lyndon? :-) Steven]
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Picture added on 15 October 2008
Comments:
This house is up East Road. Did it not belong to Mr. Cecil Walls? I think it belongs to a Mr. Leslie now. As far back as I can remember it was like this!
Added by Barbara on 18 October 2008
People used to do this long ago, I was told it was something to do with paying less rates or taxes. I think the Masonic Lodge in Longhope had some windows blocked up like this.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 18 October 2008
Window tax was abolished in Scotland in 1851. Was this house built before that date?
Added by Kirkwallian on 21 October 2008
Barbara - This house used to belong to Miss Reid, Cecil Walls was next door in Lilybank.
Added by Raymond Grieve on 21 October 2008
Thanks Raymond. Is Lilybank above or below this one? You'd never think I'd lived in East Road for 12 odd years but that was 33 years ago! I don't think it has changed much since then.
Added by Barbara on 28 October 2008
Barbara - you may be disappointed to learn that a new house was built in the garden of Lilybank! From the Weyland Terrace junction as you go up East Road you have on the left:- Viewforth (the house shown above), Lilybank, Eastbury (thats the new house), Snowberry Villa and Hawthorn Villa and then slightly set back from East Road you have Weyland House. What was the drive down towards Weyland House is named Weyland Gait there are 4? houses there. I live in Eastquoy Road which is behind East Road. There used to be a field between Eastquoy Rd and East Rd which was divided into parks belonging to each of the "big" houses on East Road. As I write, site preparation is taking place in that field for housing with access from Weyland Terrace - 19 houses are planned.


Added by Raymond Grieve on 29 October 2008
Any photos of Snowberry - old or new?
Added by Lauren Moss on 25 September 2013
Lily Bank was owned by Charles Low (from Peace and Low the drapers) and then his son Thomas Peace Low who founded Low's solicitors. Cecil Walls may have owned it after Thomas Low died, he was Thomas's nephew and they were also partners at Low's.
Added by Linda Irving on 20 September 2014
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