Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

South Queensferry, Port Edgar Harbour, Capstan

Capstan (First World War)

Site Name South Queensferry, Port Edgar Harbour, Capstan

Classification Capstan (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Hms Lochinvar

Canmore ID 90059

Site Number NT17NW 181.02

NGR NT 12189 78687

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 181.02 12189 78687

No further information.

Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' 18th February 1996.

Large traditional type of capstan situated on top of concrete platform immediately SE of the S end of the E pier.

The capstan has been painted in black and white vertical strips and was made by Douglas & Grant Ltd Engineers in 1917 at their Kirkcaldy works.

The concrete platform has metal hatches opening to several compartments.

The Civil Engineers plan (185/62, 12 October 1959), plan shows this as a capstan and inflammable stores.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, EL), 12 September 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.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions