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West Port, Police Box

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9467 / 55°56'47"N

Longitude: -3.1981 / 3°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 325271

OS Northings: 673272

OS Grid: NT252732

Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.PS

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.VS8L

Entry Name: West Port, Police Box

Listing Date: 29 March 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395299

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47906

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 designed late 1930's by City Architects' Department (Ebenezer J MacRae, City Architect). Classical rectangular cast-iron box (6 feet by 4 feet on plan) 2-bay pilastered long elevations, one of which contains door bearing city arms. Single bay short elevations surmounted by open pediments containing ribboned wreath decoration. Windows blocked.

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