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Edinburgh Castle, Governor's House

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9487 / 55°56'55"N

Longitude: -3.2012 / 3°12'4"W

OS Eastings: 325085

OS Northings: 673503

OS Grid: NT250735

Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.21

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.SRT0

Entry Name: Edinburgh Castle, Governor's House

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395616

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48219

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Dugal Campbell, 1740-2. 2-storey, attic and basement, 5-bay central section with 3-bay flanking wings. Random rubble with polished dressings. Regularly fenestrated. Centre block: dividing bands between basement and ground floors and at eaves; deep coped rubble parapet; channelled pilaster strips to outer right and left; timber-panelled door in pedimented porch with round-arched entrance to centre with stone steps and platts over-arching basement area; raised keyblocks to windows; pedimented dormers to attic. Cast-iron railings on low ashlar-coped wall to basement area.

12 pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Stone skews, those to centre block massively stepped. Tall ashlar-coped stacks.

Statement of Interest

The A Group comprises Batteries, Foog's Gate, Gatehouse, Governor's House, Great Hall, Lang Stairs, Military Prison, National War Museum, New Barracks, Old Guardhouse, Palace Block, Portcullis Gate, St Margaret's Chapel, Scottish National War Memorial, Telephone Kiosks, United Services Museum and Vaults, all within Edinburgh Castle, and in the Care of Historic Scotland. A good example of mid 18th century Board of Ordnance design. The centre block was the Governor's house, with wings for the Master Gunner and Storekeeper.

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