Leith Gazetteer July 2011

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Leith Gazetteer July 2011

5544/45 Trehus Barracks and HillsideBarracksBoth have collapsed in a comprehensive manner. Thebuildings appear to be very similar in their construction;both have concrete basements with a concrete groundfloor slab and then timber stud framing above of twostoreys, with further accommodation in the roof space.Building No.45 has a porch more or less in the centreof the east side with three large windows and one smallwindow either side of the porch. On the first floor areseven bays of identical windows. This east wall ofthe upper barracks is the only significant amount ofwalling remaining with a very small section of roof atthe north end and the remainder of the building hascomprehensively collapsed in a tangle of partitions,beds, pipes, sanitary fittings etc. The constructionappears to have been from 125x50mm timber framingwith building paper and vertical boarding to the exteriorwhich has then been sheeted in corrugated iron andvertical boarding to the interior, the void being filled withKapok or some similar insulating material. It seemslikely that these buildings will collapse completely inthe next year or two.44.1 The north and west sides44.2 The remaining section of wall on the west side of the building44.3 The north and east sides of the Trehus Barracks

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