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Edinburgh Castle, Vaults

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, Vaults

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395634

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48232

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

15th century. Series of rubble-built vaulted undercrofts. Random rubble outer wall with barred windows.

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. Built onto the rock to provide a level surface for the construction of Crown Square and the surrounding buildings above, the Great Hall, the Palace and the block to SW known as the Queen Anne building (now the United Services Museum). Used at various times as stores, arsenal, bake-house, civil and military prisons and barracks.

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