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South Queensferry, Port Edgar Harbour, Main Electricity Generating Station

Power Station (First World War), Power Station (20th Century)

Site Name South Queensferry, Port Edgar Harbour, Main Electricity Generating Station

Classification Power Station (First World War), Power Station (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hms Lochinvar

Canmore ID 282755

Site Number NT17NW 181.14

NGR NT 12125 78584

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Dalmeny
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 181.14 12125 78584

Large generating station, brick built with corrugated iron roof. measuring about 28m by 17m overall. The steam turbine power generator has been removed and the space is now used for vehicles.

Internally walls have brick butresses which are painted white.. Large overhead gantries loading to maximum of 18 tons made by Fleming & Co. Ltd, Motherwell. On the N wall is a fully operational electrical switchboard, with dials, switches and fuse boxes. Floor is of a red composite material.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, EL), 12 Setpember 2006


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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