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Leith Docks, Prince of Wales Dry Dock, Hydraulic Station

A Category B Listed Building in Leith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9798 / 55°58'47"N

Longitude: -3.1693 / 3°10'9"W

OS Eastings: 327134

OS Northings: 676935

OS Grid: NT271769

Mapcode National: GBR 8T3.JW

Mapcode Global: WH6SF.9Y2N

Entry Name: Leith Docks, Prince of Wales Dry Dock, Hydraulic Station

Listing Date: 12 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364899

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27634

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Leith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Sir A M Rendel, 1858-63. Single storey Italianate hydraulic station with squat square tower, now rebuilt to rear, extended to NW and converted to offices. Yellow brick with cream sandstone dressings. Base course; impost band course; round-arched principal openings.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: formerly 3 pedimented bays with keystoned openings to centre, clock face to pediment, and 3-bay side wings with cornice and tall parapet. Modern extension of 4 bays in matching style to outer left.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION AND TOWER: large portion to right modern replacement. Engaged square-plan 2-stage tower to left with keystoned doorway, 2nd stage with tall keystoned tripartite lancets over panelled aprons to each face, overhanging bracketted eaves with finialled pyramidal roof.

NW ELEVATION: modern extension with centre doorway and 2 single windows.

SE ELEVATION: 3 openings, to centre bricked-up.

Modern small-pane timber windows with radial heads. Slate roof, louvred ridge to pedimented section. Modern cast-iron gutter heads.

Statement of Interest

Formerly serving the Prince of Wales dry dock (listed separately).

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