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Bass Rock, General

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Site Name Bass Rock, General

Classification General View

Canmore ID 209213

Site Number NT68NW 5

NGR NT 6022 8741

NGR Description Centred on NT 6022 8741

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish North Berwick
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Architecture Notes


Scottish Record Office:

Warrant by the Lords Commissioners to Sir William Bruce as Surveyor General to repair the house on the Bass, construct granaries and transport 9 cannon from Leith.

1671 GD29/93


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