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Joppa, Edinburghshire

Historical Description

JOPPA, a village, in that part of the parish of Duddingston, county of Edinburgh, which formed the quoad sacra parish of Portobello, ½ a mile (E. S. E.) from Portobello; containing 275 inhabitants. This is a modern and neat village, situated on the sea-side, and on the road between Edinburgh and Musselburgh. The North-British railway passes by. Joppa may be said to form a suburb of the large and fashionable village of Portobello, which, on account of its excellent beach and its proximity to Edinburgh, is visited as a bathing-place in the summer season. In the vicinity are some handsome villas.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis