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Edinburgh Castle, Old Guardhouse, Including Inner Barrier

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9488 / 55°56'55"N

Longitude: -3.1992 / 3°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 325207

OS Northings: 673508

OS Grid: NT252735

Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.G0

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.TQRZ

Entry Name: Edinburgh Castle, Old Guardhouse, Including Inner Barrier

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395624

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48225

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

1853, incorporating earlier fabric; extended 1866. Triangular-plan single storey random rubble building with ashlar dressings. Timber boarded door in roll-moulded round-arched surround to right, with large gun-loop to outer right and small window in round-arched surround to left. Remains of 19th century inner barrier, with spur stones, to centre. Later flat-arched entrance, with spur stones, to left.

Shouldered wallhead stack with circular can to centre.

INTERIOR: substantially altered 1989 to accommodate shop.

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.

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