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PITGAVENY STREET, HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICES, LOSSIEMOUTH FISHERIES MUSEUM AND ASSOCIATED WAREHOUSES (Ref:37609)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Lossiemouth Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 238 711.

Description

1851 (northern 6 bays) and 1860-70 (southern 4 bays including harbour master's office and return elevation to Commerce Street). Long E facing range (to harbour) 3-storey, 10-bay, returning with bowed angle, and single gable bay to Commerce Street. Rubble, tooled ashlar and tooled rubble dressings. Blocked entrance (now window) in bowed angle; corniced entrance with flanking windows, mural barometer recess and regular fenestration. Warehouse ranges extend continuous with, and to N of, harbour master's office (now incorporating Fisheries Museum). 9 segmental-headed ground floor entranes, some flanked by shallow circular mural recesses for lifebelts (1860-70) and those to northern bays with narrow shuttered windows (1851). All with double-leaf plank doors except that at extreme N end which is blocked. Regular fenestration, low in 2nd floor, breaking wallhead as gabletted dormers above harbour master's office. Corrugated asbestos roof to N 6 bays; slightly higher slated roof with 2 coped ridge stacks at S 4 bays. At rear 4 rubble forestairs serve 1st and 2nd floors, oversailing ground floor and some 1st floor doorways as porches. Low single storey extension at N with corrugated asbestos roof.

Notes

Harbour at Stotfield Point, Branderburgh, constructed 1837-9, superseding the earlier harbour fronting Clifton Road, Lossiemouth. The earlier portion of the warehouse range originally included stable accommodation. This block shows up on George McWilliam's plan of Branderburgh, 1855 but not the range which includes the harbour master's office which appears on the 1st ed. OS 1870. Upgraded B to A, 24.3.88.

References

Elgin Library, DAW P2534/1 and map no. 486, plan of Branderburgh drawn by George McWilliam 1855. 1st ed. OS 1870. FORRES GAZETTE 17 December 1851, p. 3, advertisement for tenders for warehouse and stables.

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