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Edinburgh, Princes Street, St John's Church

Pillbox (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Princes Street, St John's Church

Classification Pillbox (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Edinburgh Defence Scheme; West End

Canmore ID 227628

Site Number NT27SW 3478

NGR NT 24739 73669

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27SW 3478 24739 73669

A pillbox, constructed of brick and concrete was situated on the S side of Princes Street, between St John's Church and the pavement. The pillbox was demolished some time during 1944-5.

The structure formed part of the Inner Defence (Red Line) of Edinburgh's defences and was manned by the 6th Battalion Home Guard.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), November 2002


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