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About Christian Hill

Confirmation of Birth, Marriage and Death details

From Scotland's People Old Parish Registers - Births and Baptisms

29/10/1813 birth or baptism of Christian Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk, in the parish of Glasgow, parish ref:644/1

From Scotland's People - Census 1871

1871 census: - living in Newington, Midlothian

  • Christian Hill, female, aged 57 [born about 1814]
  • Anne Hentta Hill, female, aged 52 [born about 1819]
  • Elizabeth R Hill, female, aged 48 [born about 1823]
  • Barbara K Hill, female, aged 12 [born about 1859]
  • Elizabeth R Hill, female, aged 11 [born about 1860]

From Scotland's People - Deaths

1873 death: Christian Hill, age at death: 59 [born about 1814], in district of St Giles

From Geni - 1873 09 13 Christian Hill Death.tif

  • Saturday, 13 September 1873 at 08:00
  • Death of Christian Hill (single); at 10 Glengyle Terrace, Edinburgh; 59 years old female [born about 1814]
  • Daughter of Laurence Hill, writer (deceased) and Barbara Hill (maiden surname: Hopkirk) (deceased)
  • Died of probably disease of heart - sudden as certified by Thomas Keith M.D.; Informant Annie H. Hill, sister present
  • Registered 18 September 1873 at Edinburgh by Mr S Sutherland (Assistant Registrar) in the district of Saint Giles in the City of Edinburgh

From Early records of an old Glasgow family - Hill family, 1520-1901, by William Henry Hill, Published 1902 Page 156

Laurence Hill, LL.D., who married, first Barbara Hopkirk and left issue, viz.:

  • Christian Hill [1st child], who died unmarried.

From Canmore - Edinburgh, Glengyle Terrace 55.94056 -3.20222

In 1867 a great quantity of bones, said to be from a conflict between troops of Guy, Count of Namur, and those of the Earls of Moray and March in 1335, was found about 5ft below the surface, on the northern verge of the Burghmuir, where Glengyle Terrace now stands (NT 2493 7262 - NT 2508 7264). They were reburied by the authorities.

J Grant 1882.

From 9-11 Inclusive Numbers) Glengyle Terrace, Including Railings (LB47031)


David McGibbon, 1867-70. Slightly advanced 4-storey and basement 6-bay block of tenement flats with 5-storey canted outer bays. Polished ashlar. Band courses at door-height and cill levels of 1st and 3rd floors; mutuled eaves cornice. Channelled quoins to 3 upper stories. Bracketed windows in moulded surrounds, corniced at 1st floor; slightly battered at 3rd floor; chip carving decoration. Doors and windows alternate at ground floor; stone steps and platts over-arching basement areas; timber panelled doors with plate glass fanlights in moulded surrounds with consoled cornices. Panelled aprons to 1st floor windows; single windows to 4 inner bays.

Railings: spear-headed cast-iron railings on low stone coped wall to basement area and steps.

Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Rendered stacks at wallhead (splayed) and ridge.

Statement of Special Interest

B group comprises Numbers 1 and 2 Glengyle Terrace, 40-44 Leven Street, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 Glengyle Terrace and Numbers 14-16 Leven Terrace. Built on the grounds of Villafield House (shown on Kirkwood 1817 etc), these buildings occupy an important and sensitive situation, bordering Bruntsfield Links. Designed somewhat in the manner of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, but also reflecting MacGibbon's interest in contemporary French architecture, (although described by 'The Builder' as 'in the usual style, flat though unfortunately not unprofitable) they are strongly articulated and finished to a very high standard. Similar terraces, less expensively executed, continue along Leven Terrace and into Brougham Place and Valleyfield Street.

From The Neosho Daily News from Neosho, Missouri on December 26, 1928 Page 1

Fifty-six years ago Liven Terrace, Glengyle Terrace and Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland, were paved with concrete. Though constructed in 1872 these streets are still carrying traffic today. Built without much scientific knowledge concerning concrete paving these three streets today withstand modern traffic.

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Christian Hill's Timeline

October 29, 1813
September 13, 1873
Age 59
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, UK