68 Disused Whaling Stations, Leith Harbour - Gazetteer, July 201153 C Barracks and HvilenThis is really two buildings though they are joinedtogether. The most part is a two storey building, whichseems to have been substantially altered over theyears. The original part of the building was probablyrectangular of the Norwegian type with thick boards withdovetail joints at the end. This appears to have beenadded to with lean-tos against both the north and southsides with an extension east (which has now completelydisappeared). The building is generally collapsing withthe southeast corner having entirely collapsed. Thebuilding had one, or possibly two, brick chimneys; onenow remains in position. Some corrugated sheeting isstill on the remaining section of roof. The suspendedtimber ground floors have all completely collapsed.This building is really only staying put because of thestrength of the interlocking Norwegian building system.To the east of this is a long single storey which has aconventional timber frame and corrugated iron claddingto the walls and roof. The north end of this building hascollapsed completely as has part of the southern end.The central section remains standing, just, but withwalls leaning out and sheets missing from the roof.This building also appears to incorporate an earlierNorwegian style building which has been overclad andhad a passage added to give dry access to the variousrooms, the passage being on the east side. This buildingis now in a state of near collapse.53.1 The northeast elevation of the main wing53.2 General view over the whole of the ‘L’ shaped building (taken from Stewards Store). The building contained by the ‘L’ is No. 64 the Provision Store.
6953.3 The northeast wing showing the southeast and northeast elevations53.4 The northwest elevation of the northeast wing 53.5 The added passage on the northeast side of the main wing53.6 The southeast elevation of the main wing 53.7 The collapsed northwest end of the main (northwest-southeast) wing
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Magazine: Leith Gazetteer July 2011