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Edinburgh, Craigiehall House, Military Headquarters, Magazine

Magazine (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Craigiehall House, Military Headquarters, Magazine

Classification Magazine (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Goc Scotland; Craigiehall Estate; Craigiehall Policies

Canmore ID 288804

Site Number NT17NE 29.05

NGR NT 16553 75454

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/288804

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

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Nt17NE 29.05 16553 75454

The magazine is situated about 130m NW of Craigiehall House (NT17NE 29.00).

The magazine is set down behind earthen banks and within a brick wall topped with concrete coping stones. There is space all the way round between the block and the brick wall.

Measuring about 18.8m x 6.2m overall, the room has a flat concrete roof. Entrances is gained through the earth banks at the NW and SW corners.

The operations room was built around 1953-4 and controlled the anti-aircraft defences for all of Scotland. The building is still in use as a magazine.

Entry was not gained on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE), 22 May 2007 (amended 29 June 2016)

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