Edinburgh, Leith Walk, Shrub Place Lane, Shrubhill Tramway Workshops And Power Station

Garage, Museum, Power Station, Tram Depot, Workshop(s)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Walk, Shrub Place Lane, Shrubhill Tramway Workshops And Power Station

Classification Garage, Museum, Power Station, Tram Depot, Workshop(s)

Alternative Name(s) Dryden Street; Pilrig; Shrubhill Omnibus Depot And Garage; Edinburgh Corporation Transport, Tram Museum; Croall And Son

Canmore ID 174942

Site Number NT27NE 849

NGR NT 26306 75159

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 849 26306 75159

For adjacent tramway power standards (in Dryden Street, on feeder route into the rear entrance of the depot), see

Works [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1983.

(Location cited as NT 263 572). Shrubhill Tramway Workshops and Power Station, Dryden Street, power station opened 1898. A tall 8-bay, 1-storey and basement ashlar block, 3 wide single-storey bays, and a single-storey, 4-bay rubble block with round-headed windows and 8 circular windows. All these have roof-ridge ventilators. The complex is dominated by an octagonal brick chimney, with decorated top section on a square masonry base. The power station housed the haulage engines for cable-tramway operations.

J R Hume 1976.

Site Management (4 October 2011)

Part of a single storey and basement, 8-bay, factory works, irregular-plan complex of horizontally aligned blocks. Tall ground floor, clerestorey, tall chimney stalk. Red brick and red sandstone ashlar with ashlar or brick margins. Ashlar banding to brick work. (Historic Scotland)

Shrubhill Tramway Workshops and Power Station, Dryden Street, power station opened 1898. A tall 8-bay, 1-storey and basement ashlar block, 3 wide single-storey bays, and a single-storey, 4-bay rubble block with round-headed windows and 8 circular windows. All these have roof-ridge ventilators. The complex is dominated by an octagonal brick chimney, with decorated top section on a square masonry base. The power station housed the haulage engines for cable-tramway operations. (RCAHMS)

Site Management (16 February 2012)

Part of a single storey and basement, 8-bay, factory works, irregular-plan complex of horizontally aligned blocks. Tall ground floor, clerestorey, tall chimney stalk. Red brick and red sandstone ashlar with ashlar or brick margins. Ashlar banding to brick work. (Historic Scotland)

Shrubhill Tramway Workshops and Power Station, Dryden Street, power station opened 1898. A tall 8-bay, 1-storey and basement ashlar block, 3 wide single-storey bays, and a single-storey, 4-bay rubble block with round-headed windows and 8 circular windows. All these have roof-ridge ventilators. The complex is dominated by an octagonal brick chimney, with decorated top section on a square masonry base. The power station housed the haulage engines for cable-tramway operations. (RCAHMS)

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