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Edinburgh Castle, United Services Museum

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395633

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48231

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

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. 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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