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PORT WILLIAM, PORT WILLIAM HARBOUR, PIER, GATEWAY AND GATEWAY BOUNDARY WALLSReference: LB19589

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 20/07/1972
  • Last Date Amended: 17/12/1979

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Mochrum

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 33855 43622
  • Coordinates233855, 543622

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.

Statement of Special Interest

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

Bibliography

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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