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South Queensferry, Port Edgar Harbour, Guardroom And Cells

Guardhouse (First World War), Guardhouse (20th Century), Guardhouse (Second World War)

Site Name South Queensferry, Port Edgar Harbour, Guardroom And Cells

Classification Guardhouse (First World War), Guardhouse (20th Century), Guardhouse (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) Hms Lochinvar

Canmore ID 282753

Site Number NT17NW 181.12

NGR NT 11697 78694

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Dalmeny
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 181.12 11697 78694

Guard room with cells situated at the E end of the stores complex (NT17NW 181.24) of the barracks (NT17NW 181.09).

Brick built with a slated roof, concrete lintels to the windows and doors. Windows also have iron bars on the outside.

Internally, offices each side of a W-E corridor leading to a further corridor at right angles where six cells are located.

Five of the prison cells are in use for storage, the sixth remains in original condition with cast iron door with peep hole and small opening section. Within the cell a single wooden bed with iron legs.

The building is presently in use as offices by the National Museum of Scotland.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE,EL), 12 September 2006


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.

Note (4 October 2013)

This guardhouse was for the barracks at Port Edgar.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 4 October 2013.


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