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Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Observatory Road, The Royal Observatory

Observatory (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Observatory Road, The Royal Observatory

Classification Observatory (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Edinburgh University; Royal Observatory Of Edinburgh

Canmore ID 75955

Site Number NT27SE 525

NGR NT 25866 70650

NGR Description Centred NT 25865 70650

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/75955

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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 525.00 centred 25865 70650

NT27SE 525.01 NT 25905 70627 Lodge, gate-piers and gates

NT27SE 525.02 NT 25835 70597 Astronomer's House (Residence of the Astronomer Royal for Scotland)

(NT 2585 7065) A programme of historic building recording was carried out between December 2002 and August 2003 in advance of development of a new office block. The record included the remaining buildings earmarked for demolition, including two small public access observatory domes.

A watching brief was subsequently carried out on groundbreaking works associated with the redevelopment. No features of archaeological significance were encountered.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Bennetts Associates Ltd.

D Sproat and C Hatherley 2003

Architecture Notes

NT27SE 525.00 25865 70650

NT27SE 525.01 25905 70627 Gate-lodge, Gates and Gate-piers

NT27SE 525.02 25835 70597 Astronomer's House

ARCHITECT: W W Robertson, 1895-96.

Activities

Standing Building Recording (December 2002 - August 2003)

(NT 2585 7065) A programme of historic building recording was carried out between December 2002 and August 2003 in advance of development of a new office block. The record included the remaining buildings earmarked for demolition, including two small public access observatory domes.

A watching brief was subsequently carried out on groundbreaking works associated with the redevelopment. No features of archaeological significance were encountered.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Bennetts Associates Ltd.

D Sproat and C Hatherley 2003

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