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Murrayfield Avenue, Police Box

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9463 / 55°56'46"N

Longitude: -3.2368 / 3°14'12"W

OS Eastings: 322852

OS Northings: 673277

OS Grid: NT228732

Mapcode National: GBR 8CH.VW

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.7SXV

Entry Name: Murrayfield Avenue, Police Box

Listing Date: 18 September 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396415

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48898

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

City Architects Department (E J MacRae, City Architect), designed late 1930s. Standard Edinburgh police box. 2 x single-bay rectangular-plan (6ft x 4ft) cast-iron box sited at SE end of Murrayfield Ave. Pilastered long elevations, entrance elevation to W on LHS of street, with corniced door to right bearing city arms; 2 small corniced doors to left. Single bay short elevations surmounted by open pediments containing ribboned wreath decoration. Saltaire patterned glazing to all elevations. Felt-covered roof with UKWMO siren.

Statement of Interest

A Rollo and J A Tweedie assisted in the design.

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