Edinburgh World Heritage - Register House

Register House

Register HouseRegister House was designed in 1772 by Robert and James Adam, to house the Public Records of Scotland.

Money from the sale of Jacobite estates funded the initial £12,000 of the cost, and work began in 1775. But the money ran out and Register House was not actually finished until 1822.

It became known as 'the most magnificent pigeon house in Britain', its incomplete shell useful for housing birds not records.

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