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Leith Docks, Edinburgh Dry Dock Pumping House

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9773 / 55°58'38"N

Longitude: -3.1598 / 3°9'35"W

OS Eastings: 327720

OS Northings: 676639

OS Grid: NT277766

Mapcode National: GBR 8W4.FT

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.F1K2

Entry Name: Leith Docks, Edinburgh Dry Dock Pumping House

Listing Date: 29 March 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364878

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27615

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

J M Rendel and G Robertson, dated 1881. Single storey, 2-by 3-bay pumping house with Renaissance details. Variegated brick with sandstone base course and some dressings. Segmental-arched window or door set in each bay of blind segmental-arched arcade with corbelled impost course; eaves cornice. E and W elevations pedimented with bull?s-eye windows, W elevation with datestone. S elevation with arched timber door to centre bay.

Casement windows with 3-pane top hoppers. Slate roof. Some square downpipes and eaves gutters.

Statement of Interest

Group with Edinburgh dock and Edinburgh dry dock (listed separately). Good example of a dock complex with unusually shaped large wet dock and elaborately constructed dry dock.

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