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Edinburgh, Roseburn Street, Murrayfield Stadium

Stadium (20th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Roseburn Street, Murrayfield Stadium

Classification Stadium (20th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Riversdale Crescent; Scottish Rugby Union; Sru; Murrayfield Rugby Football Ground; War Memorial; Scottish Rugby Union War Memroial

Canmore ID 73600

Site Number NT27SW 176

NGR NT 22590 72830

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

Treasured Places (30 July 2007)

In 1911 the Scottish Rugby Union purchased land at Murrayfield for use by the national team. It is now the largest stadium in Scotland with an all-seated capacity of 67,500, considerably less than the record attendance of 104,000 for a match against Wales in 1975 before the removal of standing areas.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 30 July 2007

Johnson, B 1995

Architecture Notes

NT27SW 176.00 22590 72830


Rugby Football Ground [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, October 2009.

NT27SW 176.01 NT 22700 72849 Clock Tower (removed to Roseburn Street)

NT27SW 176.02 NT 22715 72750 Gateway (War Memorial)

For adjacent ice rink, see NT27SW 177.

NMRS Reference.

Edinburgh, Scottish Rugby Union War Memorial.

Architect: A.F. Balfour Paul.

Possibly the clock tower (?).

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Two-phase redevelopment by The Miller Partnership, Glasgow, March 1992-1994.

Now an all-seated covered Bowl stadium with capacity of 67,500. Cost: £39m.

RIAS 1992.


Aerial Photography (20 October 1941)

Aerial Photography (22 October 1941)

Aerial Photography (1991)

Photographic Survey (25 February 1992)

Aerial Photography (1992)

Photographic Survey (1 April 1993)

Aerial Photography (1993)

Aerial Photography (1994)

Aerial Photography (13 August 1996)

Aerial Photography (18 August 2003)

Aerial Photography (25 June 2003)

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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