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Edinburgh, Newhaven, Main Street, Victoria Primary School

School (Period Unassigned), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Newhaven, Main Street, Victoria Primary School

Classification School (Period Unassigned), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 4-6 Newhaven Main Street; War Memorial; Ww1 Roll Of Honour; War Memorial Plaque

Canmore ID 147107

Site Number NT27NE 342

NGR NT 25672 77036

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT: George Craig, 1875-84 (additions)


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (17 August 1999)

Reduced version of local 16th century relief used as a war memorial. At the top of the panel is a thistle and inscription ribbon. Below that is a ship with three flags flying. In the centre is a frame containing an anchor, two globes and navigational instruments.

Inscriptions : At top of panel on ribbon around thistle (incised letters): NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT

Above ship (raised numbers): 15 8 . 8

Below ship: IN . THE . NEAM . OF . God

Bottom of centre frame (incised letters): PER VERTVTI SYDERA TERRA MARE

At bottom of panel (raised letters): TO . THE . HONOURED . MEMORY / OF . THE . MEN . AND . WOMEN . OF / NEWHAVEN . WHO . FELL . IN . THE / WORLD . WAR . 1939 - 1945

Signatures : None

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0092)

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

Watching Brief (4 August 2016)

NT 25681 77027 A watching brief was carried out, 4 August 2016, during the drilling of boreholes associated with the proposed construction of an extension to the school. The work was required due to the proximity of the school to the medieval core of Newhaven and the discovery of an

inhumation during a previous evaluation and subsequent excavation in the school grounds.

Three test pits, measuring c0.3 x 0.3m, were hand excavated to a depth of 1.2m with a borehole drilled through each to a depth of 5m below ground surface. The spoil from the test pits and the boreholes was inspected, and ceramic pot sherds, ceramic building material and industrial slag recovered. These are likely to date to the post-medieval period and relate to demolition and midden layers pre-dating the construction of the school. Boulder clay was encountered at a depth of between c3.5–4.5m below ground level.

Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: RSK Environment Ltd

Genevieve Shaw – AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES, Volume 17)


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