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Water Tower, Cammo House, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Almond, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9542 / 55°57'15"N

Longitude: -3.3214 / 3°19'17"W

OS Eastings: 317587

OS Northings: 674251

OS Grid: NT175742

Mapcode National: GBR 23.XXD6

Mapcode Global: WH6SJ.YLKS

Plus Code: 9C7RXM3H+MC

Entry Name: Water Tower, Cammo House, Edinburgh

Listing Name: Cammo Road, Cammo Estate, Water Tower (Off Cammo Walk)

Listing Date: 14 July 1966

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365464

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28039

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200365464

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Almond

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Early 19th century. Circular water tower. 4 stages; string course demarcates each stage; crenallated crown. 4 blocked openings to each stage; ground floor opening to SW doorway.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Cammo House, Bridge, Quadrant Walls, Boundary Walls, Rubble Bridge, Stable Block, Knoll and Walled Garden. The water tower supplied water to the main house. It was powered by wind and an early photo shows the tower with its sails (NMRS ED/5576/3). Along with its practical function it is likely that the Water Tower also served an aesthetic purpose: it closes the vista along the path past the stables. The water tower was part of an extensive building project undertaken by James Watson during the early 19th century. He also built the stables to the N of the tower and made alterations to the main house including the addition of a rear wing and a crenellated parapet (see separate list descriptions).

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