Leith Gazetteer July 2011

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Leith Gazetteer July 2011

66 Disused Whaling Stations, Leith Harbour - Gazetteer, July 201152 D BarracksThis is a single storey building with brickwork walls whichhave been painted externally rather than rendered.These are one-brick thick walls up to a wall plate. Theroof is constructed of timber principals with high collarand a series of floor joists acting as ties immediatelybelow the wall plate. The building has clearly been usedas storage rather than as accommodation for sometime as the five windows on the west side have beenbricked in. The first floor has windows in either gableend but no sign of any dormer windows. The first flooris formed from 50mm thick timber boarding.The internal passage walls of the old barracks remain inposition and these are an integral part of the structurebut otherwise the ground floor has been cleared outinto two long storage areas. The partition wall in thewesternmost one having been removed and replacedwith steel columns.52.1 Southeast end and northeast elevationThe roof is covered in corrugated iron and large sectionsare missing on both the east and west sides, perhaps15 percent to 20 percent of the roof in total missing.The brick walls are in fair condition except at the southend where there is cracking around the opening thoughthis is probably mechanical damage from being hit byvehicles.52.2 The northwest end of the D Barracks and southwest elevation52.3 Southwest elevation

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