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Latitude: 55.9482 / 55°56'53"N
Longitude: -3.2002 / 3°12'0"W
OS Eastings: 325145
OS Northings: 673449
OS Grid: NT251734
Mapcode National: GBR 8MH.86
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.TR9D
Entry Name: Edinburgh Castle, United Services Museum
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395633
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48231
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Captain Theodore Dury, 1708 and J Wilson Paterson, 1928-9. 2 parallel 2-storey piend-roofed ranges separated by very narrow court, built on series of earlier vaulted undercrofts (separately listed). Random rubble with polished dressings. Cavetto-moulded eaves course. Ashlar quoins.
E ELEVATION: 7 bays. Projecting base course. Timber door in round-arched surround in 3rd bay from right. 2 windows blocked to ground floor.
N ELEVATION: 4 bays. Corner to NE truncated 1924. Door to centre with relieving arch over.
W ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated. Tall rubble walls and barred windows to vaults beneath.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Corniced rubble stacks.
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. Also known as Queen Anne Building. Raised on a series of 15th century vaulted undercrofts, on the site of the kitchens serving the Great Hall, to provide accommodation for staff officers, including barrack master, master gunner, school master and chaplain. Interior remodelled by Paterson in 1928-30 to form the Naval and Military Museum.
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