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"LEITH, a seaport town, and municipal and parliamentary burgh, in county Edinburgh, Scotland. It was originally called Inverleith, and includes the parish of North Leith, nearly the whole of South Leith parish, and a small part of the parish of St. Cuthbert, Edinburgh. It is situated 2 miles N.N.E. of the cross of Edinburgh (of which city it is the port), in 55° 58' N. lat., 3° 9' W. long., on the S. shore of the Frith of Forth. The town is about 1 mile long, and measures about half a mile at its broadest point."



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Leith area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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The transcription of the section for Leith from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Leith has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NT270750 (Lat/Lon: 55.962487, -3.170930), Leith which are provided by: