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Edinburgh, Leith Docks, Albert Dock

Dock (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Docks, Albert Dock

Classification Dock (19th Century)

Canmore ID 51988

Site Number NT27NE 57.38

NGR NT 27377 76861

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 57.38 27377 76861

Formerly entered as NT57NE 63.00.

See also:

NT27NE 57.11 NT 27559 76765 Swing Bridge between Albert Dock and Edinburgh Dock

NT27NE 57.15 NT 27150 76925 Workshops

NT27NE 57.16 NT 27050 77030 Albert Dock Basin

NT27NE 57.18 NT 27147 76863 Prince of Wales Dry Dock

NT27NE 57.19 NT 27134 76935 Prince of Wales Dry Dock. Hydraulic Power Station

NT27NE 57.26 NT 27148 76863 Alexandra Dry Dock

NT27NE 57.39 NT 27230 76959 Hydraulic Crane and Cabin

NT27NE 57.40 NT 27226 76947 Hydraulic Capstan

NT27NE 57.50 NT 27243 76989 Custom House

NT27NE 57.53 NT 27160 76960 Old Entrance Lock

NT27NE 57.56 NT 27525 76860 (Transit) shed at NE corner

NT27NE 57.57 NT 27262 77017 Swing Bridge between Albert Dock and Imperial Dock

NT27NE 57.58 NT 27180 76955 Swing bridge between Albert Dock and Albert Dock Basin

Albert Dock [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1970.


Archaeological Evaluation (20 June 2013 - 25 June 2013)

NT 2724 7676 A trial trenching evaluation was carried out, 20–25 June 2013, prior to a proposed residential development on a brownfield site. A total of seven trenches covering 7% (479m2) were excavated across the site. The demolition of the buildings associated with the active use of Albert Docks and the travelling cranes had been extensive and comprehensive. Barring the survival of the actual Albert Docks frontage there only remained a small area of survival in the SW corner of the site. This consisted of areas of cobbling and train tracks, which were cleaned and recorded.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Cala Homes (East)

Lindsay Dunbar, AOC Archaeology Group, 2013

(Source: DES)


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