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Leith Docks, Alexandra Dry Dock Hydraulic Station

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9791 / 55°58'44"N

Longitude: -3.1696 / 3°10'10"W

OS Eastings: 327111

OS Northings: 676851

OS Grid: NT271768

Mapcode National: GBR 8T4.G4

Mapcode Global: WH6SF.8ZX7

Entry Name: Leith Docks, Alexandra Dry Dock Hydraulic Station

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364853

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27601

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Peter Whyte (A M Rendel, consultant engineer), dated 1896. Small single storey hydraulic station with modern extension to SW. Red sandstone, squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Base course; round-arched openings; eaves band course.

W ELEVATION: gabled with lugged skewputts, 3 windows (2 now altered into rectangular opening) divided by pilaster strips; gablehead with date and cheque pattern of pilaster strips.

NE ELEVATION: 3-bay with doorway to centre, semi-circular radial fanlight; to right 3 single windows; to left bipartite window framed by pilaster strips with pedimented gable.

SW ELEVATION: as above with modern extension to left of centre.

W ELEVATION: gabled; blank.

Small-pane timber windows with semi-circular radial heads. Slate roof. Moulded eaves gutters.

Statement of Interest

Working machinery serving Alexandra dry dock and Victoria swing bridge (both listed separately).

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