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PORT WILLIAM, PORT WILLIAM HARBOUR, PIER, GATEWAY AND GATEWAY BOUNDARY WALLS (Ref:19589)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Mochrum Parish. It is a category C building and was listed on 20/07/1972.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 3370 4372.

Description

Circa 1800; extended 1847. Harbour, consisting of inlet with small, sharply pointed apex. Substantial pier to S side of harbour.QUAY: long and curved, on SE-NW axis; angled apex to SE. Coursed rubble masonry quay walls; cemented towards NW. Smaller rounded rubble masonry to angled apex to SE. Painted stone bollards.GATEWAY: tall square gatepiers to S. Dressed granite, with pinning; red sandstone ashlar capping.BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble coped rubble walls to E and S. Various buildings, of post 1848 date. Painted rubble; mainly with corrugated roofing. Single storey piended store adjoined to boundary wall to SW; single storey gabled office, possibly early 19th century, further adjoined to N. Gabled store, with purple slate roof. Large 2-storey store to W, with double piended roof.

Notes

According to Graham, a plan of 1845 by C G Robinson marks a "proposed extension of the pier", and the Parliamentary Report of 1847 still refers to 'proposals' to extend the jetty. The OS Map of 1848 shows that "an extension had been built which is generally comparable with the one shown by Robinson". Landscapping of the harbour area subsequent to the drafting of the above description has required the category to be lowered to C(S): a revised description incorporating the changes will be drafted. The historic interest of the structures retains them above the margin for listing.

References

OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 29 (surveyed 1848). J Butt THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND (1967) p 318. I Donnachie THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF GALLOWAY (1971) p 239. J R Hume THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND Vol I (1976) p 268. THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT Vol 14 (1965) p 435. A Graham "Some Old Harbours in Wigtownshire" TRANSACTIONS OF THE DUMFRIESSHIRE AND GALLOWAY NATURAL HISTORY AND ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY 1979, pp 61-63.

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