NT2373 : Belford Weir, Water of Leith

3 km from Edinburgh, Great Britain

Belford Weir, Water of Leith
Belford Weir, Water of Leith
Now a quiet backwater, the river was once a hive of early industry. A parish minister contributing to Sinclair's Old Statistical Account in 1795 averred that "This small river does more work than perhaps any other, even of the largest size in Scotland". Hamish Coghill, in his book on the river published in the 1980s, gives the following statistics for 1792: 76 water-driven mills, comprising 24 flour, 14 oatmeal, 12 barley, 7 saw, 6 snuff, 5 cloth fulling, 4 paper, 2 lint and 2 leather. The mills are long gone, but the weir runs on.
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Saturday, 15 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 June, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 233 736 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0006N 3:13.7683W
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