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Edinburgh, Leith Docks, Western Harbour, Dam

Dam (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Docks, Western Harbour, Dam

Classification Dam (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Leith Docks, Entrance

Canmore ID 281732

Site Number NT27NE 57.45

NGR NT 26189 77868

NGR Description NT 26136 77945 to NT 26189 77868 to NT 26434 77874

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 57.45 26136 77945 to 26189 77868 to 26434 77874

Dam [NAT] (at NT 2628 7768)

OS 1:1250 map, 1971.

This structure was built during the late 1960's recoconstruction of the Leith Docks system (NT27NE 57.00) to seal off the Western Harbour (NT27NE 57.10) from the sea and so allow its water level to be controlled. It joins the Western Breakwater (NT27NE 57.07) to the New Entrance Lock (NT27NE 57.03).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 June 2006.


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