Leith Gazetteer July 2011

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Leith Gazetteer July 2011

40 Disused Whaling Stations, Leith Harbour - Gazetteer, July 2011To the north of this section of the building is a blacksmithsshop with a forge to the north. This may all be onebuilding but it is sub-divided by a corrugated full heightwall. The roof does not meet exactly and the sheetingarrangement is slightly different suggesting that theymay have been built on separate occasions. Both theForge and Blacksmiths Shop have iron windows to eastand west and the Blacksmiths Shop has a large pair ofdoors to the east which are now fallen in. The Forge doorto the east remains in place but is unusable. Neitherbuildings are lined internally; both have steel frameswith steel trusses. The Forge has a large flue over acentral furnace and a smaller flue over a secondaryfurnace with some sort of kiln on the north wall. Theflues protrude just above the roof. The smaller flue stillhas a cap but the larger flue’s cap has fallen off.There is a pair of corrugated iron lean-tos on the eastside. That to the south attached to the engineeringshop is losing its corrugated sheeting and a section ofthe walling has fallen away. There is a good sized heapof coal outside the north wall of the forge area blockingthe doors into this space.On the west slope of the building some of the sheeting(around 10 percent) is missing from the north end ofthe building over the higher section of the forge andthree or four sheets are missing from the lower levelsection of the workshop. The west slope at the higherlevel section has two sheets missing over the office/bedroom area.31.3 The east elevation31.4 The Blacksmiths Shop at the north end31.5 The north elevation

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