Monday 30 April 2012: Period property for sale
Some original feats.
Will require repainting.
May also have to move depending on planning decision.
No guide price.
This is one of the 22 old police boxes across Edinburgh that were put up for sale today and as a result are all over the internet today. They were designed to complement Edinburgh's classic architecture by Ebenezer MacRae from 1931-1933 and as a result, despite the numerous 'tardis' references today in the media, are rectangular rather than square like Doctor Who's Tardis.
In 1995, 33 were sold off and many are now run by the Police Box Coffee Company. Last year, Lothian and Borders Police said they still owned 42 of the boxes, but more than half of those are now to be sold. Some are still operational, being used by community officers and traffic wardens out on day-to-day patrols.
Buyers may have to move them, if planning permission is not granted for a change of use on the site, and whether moved or not, they will have to be repainted to avoid any potential confusion with a real police box.
There is a book of pictures of the boxes that someone made a while back, and other sets of images on the web.
And this box is one of the ones for sale, unlike the one featured on the BBC website earlier today.