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Grassmarket, Police Box

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9479 / 55°56'52"N

Longitude: -3.1945 / 3°11'40"W

OS Eastings: 325496

OS Northings: 673405

OS Grid: NT254734

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.DB

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.WRZN

Entry Name: Grassmarket, Police Box

Listing Date: 10 August 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 371044

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB30235

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Standard Edinburgh police box by City Architects Department (E J MacRae, City Architect), designed probably late 1930's. Classical rectangular cast-iron box 6ft by 4ft on plan. 2-bay pilastered long elevations, one with door. Single bay short elevations surmounted by open pediments containing ribboned wreath decoration. Saltire patterned glazing to all elevations. Roof formerly carried UKWMO siren.

Statement of Interest

Now used as a Police Information Box. Reference also cites A Rollo and JA Tweedie.

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