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Police Call Box, West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9504 / 55°57'1"N

Longitude: -3.2054 / 3°12'19"W

OS Eastings: 324825

OS Northings: 673694

OS Grid: NT248736

Mapcode National: GBR 8LG.6F

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.QPTQ

Plus Code: 9C7RXQ2V+5V

Entry Name: Police Call Box, West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Listing Name: West Princes Street Gardens, Police Box

Listing Date: 15 October 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395663

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48252

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Standard Edinburgh police box by City Architects Department (E J MacRae, City Architect), designed probably late 1930's. Classical rectangular cast-iron box 6ft by 4ft on plan. 2-bay pilastered long elevations, one with door (with embossed City arms). Single bay short elevations surmounted by open pediments containing ribboned wreath decoration. Saltire patterned glazing to all elevations. Siren to roof.

Statement of Interest

The A Group comprises The Allan Ramsay Monument, The Cottage, Dr Guthrie's Monument, The Police Box, The Ross Fountain, The Royal Scots Greys Monument, The Royal Scots Memorial, The Scottish American Memorial, The Shelters, The Simpson Monument, The Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial and The Statuary Group, all in West Princes Street Gardens. The reference also cites A Rollo and JA Tweedie as members of the City Architects Department at this time.

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