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Dalkeith, Old Edinburgh Road, New Burial Ground, Watch Tower

Watch House (19th Century), Watch Tower (19th Century)

Site Name Dalkeith, Old Edinburgh Road, New Burial Ground, Watch Tower

Classification Watch House (19th Century), Watch Tower (19th Century)

Canmore ID 212019

Site Number NT36NW 295

NGR NT 33017 67273

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/212019

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  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Dalkeith
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

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Publication Account (1998)

Another interesting architectural feature is the Watch Tower figure 20.F in the burial ground on Old Edinburgh Road. Built in the early decades of the nineteenth century by the Committee of Dalkeith Churchyard Association, its purpose was to house overnight armed watchmen, who guarded the graveyard from body snatchers.

Information from ‘Historic Dalkeith: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1998).

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