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Edinburgh, Leith Docks, West Old Dock, West Dry Dock

Dry Dock (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Docks, West Old Dock, West Dry Dock

Classification Dry Dock (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) West Old Dock, West Graving Dock

Canmore ID 281742

Site Number NT27NE 57.51

NGR NT 26638 76881

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 57.51 26638 76881

See also NT27NE 57.32.

For East Dry Dock (adjacent to E), see NT27NE 57.52.

Dry Dock [NAT]

OS (GIS) ep. 4.

Only the East Dock entrance (NT57NE 57.33) can now be seen of the Rennie's Old Docks at Leith. The West and East Old Docks (NT27NE 57.32 and NT27NE 57.41 respectively) were apparently infilled by 1974, when their area is indicated as an open space on the OS 1:1250 map. This area is now occupied by the Victoria Quay building (NT27NE 861) of the Scottish Executive (formerly Scottish Office).

This dry dock is not indicated on either the 1974 edition of the OS 1:1250 map, or on the current edition of the OS (GIS) AIB.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 February 2006.


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