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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 14/02/1990


  • Local Authority: Highland
  • Planning Authority: Highland
  • Burgh: Inverness

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 65994 46556
  • Coordinates265994, 846556


Probably 1909 erected by Rose Street Foundry Co Ltd.

This apparatus consists of a pair of angled front stays each

about 12m long, with the lower ends pivoted on the quay edge,

5.5m apart, and brought together at their upper ends with

a back stay of greater length but of similar riveted steel

construction. The lower end of the back stay can be moved

along a screw to incline the front stays over the quay

wall. A hoist, powered by the same motor as the screw, is

used to raise and lower a pulley block with a hook capable

of lifting 25 tons. The electrically driven mechanisms are

housed in a small corrugated-iron hut.

Statement of Special Interest

It is the last of its kind in Scotland and probably in Great

Britain. The type was much used for heavy lifting from the

mid 19th century until around 1900, when heavy-lift electric

cranes were introduced.



Information from John Hume

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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