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Edinburgh, Leith Docks, East Breakwater, Lighthouse

Beacon (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Docks, East Breakwater, Lighthouse

Classification Beacon (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Leith 2; Firth Of Forth; Outer Forth Estuary

Canmore ID 51977

Site Number NT27NE 57.02

NGR NT 26338 78223

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 57.02 26338 78223

See also NT27NE 57.08.

Location formerly cited as NT 2634 7822.

Lighthouse (flashing white) [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1971.

(Leith 2: location cited as NT 263 782). At end of E breakwater: c. 1950. A stubby tapering octagonal concrete tower, with railed slab gallery, supporting a lantern identical to that on W breakwater [NT27NE 57.01]. To E of light, an electrically-operated bell, dated 1878, on concrete plinth.

J R Hume 1997.


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