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Edinburgh, Leith Docks, West Breakwater

Breakwater (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Docks, West Breakwater

Classification Breakwater (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Western Harbour; Leith Roads; New West Breakwater

Canmore ID 75950

Site Number NT27NE 57.07

NGR NT 2619 7800

NGR Description NT 2619 7800 to NT 2547 7724

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 57.07 2619 7800 to 2547 7724

For Lighthouse [Beacon] and Signal Tower at NT 26192 77986 and NT 26178 77984 respectively, see NT27NE 57.01.

West Breakwater [NAT] (name centred NT 2570 7773]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1985.

This breakwater extends around the W side of the Western Harbour (formerly Leith Roads), for which see NT27NE 57.10.

It is noted as 'New West Breakwater (under construction)' on a plan of 1937.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 June 2006.


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