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Leith Docks, Edinburgh Dock and Swing Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9778 / 55°58'40"N

Longitude: -3.1608 / 3°9'38"W

OS Eastings: 327659

OS Northings: 676700

OS Grid: NT276767

Mapcode National: GBR 8W4.7M

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.F02N

Entry Name: Leith Docks, Edinburgh Dock and Swing Bridge

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364861

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27606

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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A M Rendel and G Robertson, 1874-81. Large U-plan wet dock, with S leg infilled and dry dock (listed separately) to central jamb. 1500? x 650? with masonry walls, flagged and setted quayside with bollards. Cast-iron swing bridge to W connecting with Albert Dock, plate girder, parallel construction, at NT 2755 7677.

Statement of Interest

Group with Edinburgh dry dock and Edinburgh dry dock engine house. An unusually shaped dock complex, the largest of its kind at the time, for which a sea wall reclaiming over 100 acres of ground had to be built (competed 1877).

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