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Edinburgh, 2-4 Waterloo Place, General Post Office

Pillbox (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 2-4 Waterloo Place, General Post Office

Classification Pillbox (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Edinburgh Defence Scheme; North Bridge

Canmore ID 227629

Site Number NT27SE 4650

NGR NT 25859 73989

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

NT27SE 4650 25859 73989

A pillbox, constructed of brick and concrete was situated on the pavement, at the W end of the General Post Office. 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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