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Leith Links, artillery mounds

A Scheduled Monument in Leith, City of Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.97 / 55°58'12"N

Longitude: -3.1626 / 3°9'45"W

OS Eastings: 327531

OS Northings: 675837

OS Grid: NT275758

Mapcode National: GBR 8V7.WD

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.D67M

Entry Name: Leith Links, artillery mounds

Scheduled Date: 5 April 1952

Last Amended: 11 December 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1195

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: artillery mount

Location: Edinburgh

County: City of Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

Description

Marked ABD 43. Simple granite stone, tapered at top.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its historical associations and its potential to provide important information about 16th'century siege works and the War of Reformation in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Freedom Lands of Aberdeen.

1698 description, Kennedy's Annals.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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