13 of Edinburgh's most unusual listed buildings

From police boxes to bridges, there are several unusual "buildings" on Historic Scotland's Listed Building register.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 11:50 am
Along with several other former police boxes across the city, this police box on West Princes Street Gardens is a Category B listed building. It was designed in the late 1930s and features a rooftop siren.

These are 13 of the more weird and wonderful listed buildings in Edinburgh.

Listed buildings in Edinburgh
1 Ramsey Lane is home to a former ragged school. The building today is Category B Listed - and this includes the cast iron gate to the left of the former school.

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Several houses on Melville Street are Category A Listed - but the listing doesnt include just the bricks and mortar. The railings around the house and the ornate cast-iron arches above the entrances are also listed.
Home to several university departments, this building is often considered among Edinburghs least attractive. Regardless, its Category B Listed, meaning its of regional or local importance.
Along with the building at 13 North East Cumberland Street, the rubble wall beside it is also Category B, meaning it cannot be altered without permission.
Also Category B Listed in George Square is the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, which has a distinctive modernist look and was completed in 1970.
Installed around 1906, the Leamington Lift Bridge counts as a Category B Listed Building in spite of being a bridge. It crosses the Union Canal near Lochrin Basin.
This Edinburgh cemetery is one of a couple in the city that is Category B Listed, meaning its considered of regional or local importance. It holds several notable family members of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Featured in Ian Rankins Inspector Rebus series, The Oxford Bar is a Category B Listed building as well as a popular pub.
St Leonards railway station was Edinburghs first railway station but is now closed down. The only surviving building is the goods shed which is Category B Listed.
Built in 1809, this odd-looking building is a martello tower - one of three defensive forts of its kind still in Scotland today. Its Category B Listed.
Dalmeny railway station is another Category B Listed station. It falls within the Edinburgh local authority but is about 8 miles west of the city centre.
The present Newbridge Inn building is dated to 1895 and is Category C Listed, meaning its of local importance.
Unusual listed buildings in Edinburgh.