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Edinburgh Castle, Queen Mary's Room

Outbuilding (15th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh Castle, Queen Mary's Room

Classification Outbuilding (15th Century)

Canmore ID 52089

Site Number NT27SE 1.28

NGR NT 25204 73431

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 1.28 25204 73431.

Queen Mary's Room and Birth Chamber (NR).

OS 25"map, (1953).

Queen Mary's Room: Within an older building, to the south of the Palace, is the little room where Queen Mary gave birth to her son James, who was the first King of England, Scotland and Ireland. This small apartment is entered from the chamber known as "Queen Mary's Room". Over the courtyard entrance to this room is a panel bearing the cypher of Mary and Darnley, and the date 1566. (J S Richardson and M Wood 1948). Visited by OS(JLD) 20 November 1953.

(NT 2521 7343) No additional remarks.

Visited by OS(JLD) 29 December 1953.


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