Basic Site Details

Name: Leith Citadel and fortifications
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Military building  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dock Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 216491650Build/constructionWorking on fortifications
Item 2 of 21964 RestorationConjectural reconstruction of parapet of citadel.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3John Mylne juniorArchitectC16491650Working on the fortifications at Leith.
Item 2 of 3Alexander SteeleArchitectA1964 As City Architect - conjectural reconstruction of parapet of citadel.
Item 3 of 3Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA1964 Conjectural reconstruction of parapet of citadel.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp480
Item 3 of 3Wood, M (ed.) Extracts from the Records of the City of Edinburgh, 1642-55  pp41, 130, 204, 226, 228, 249, 293