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Edinburgh, Leith Docks, East Breakwater

Breakwater (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Docks, East Breakwater

Classification Breakwater (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Western Harbour; Leith Roads; 'new East Breakwater'

Canmore ID 75951

Site Number NT27NE 57.08

NGR NT 2633 7823

NGR Description NT 2633 7823 to NT 2650 7801

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 57.08 2633 7823 to 2650 7801

For Lighthouse [Beacon] at NT 26338 78223, see NT27NE 57.02.

East Breakwater [NAT] (name centred NT 2640 7818]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1985.

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

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 June 2006.


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