NT2672 : The Royal Commonwealth Pool

taken 4 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

The Royal Commonwealth Pool
The Royal Commonwealth Pool
The western corner of the building [taken from the John Muir Way, which crosses the Dalkeith Road via the traffic island I was on to take the photograph!]
Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh

A modernist swimming pool and leisure facilities designed by Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners, 1967-1970, refurbished in 2009-2012, and A-listed in 1996. The building, designed for the Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh in 1970, is an outstanding example of a late 20th century building, and it is one of the most successful designs of John Richards, partner from 1964 to ca 1990 in the internationally renowned and prolific practice of Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners. LinkExternal link

The John Muir Way

This is a long distance path along the East Lothian coast between Musselburgh and Dunglass near Cockburnspath. It runs mainly close to the shore but with a few diversions inland. It is named after John Muir of Dunbar who became a founder of the American national parks system.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  Health and social services 
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category A 
Place (from Tags)
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
John Muir Way 
Primary Subject of Photo
Swimming Pool 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2678 7239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.3377N 3:10.4237W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2672 7239
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Commonwealth Games 1970  Commonwealth Pool  Leisure Centre 

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