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ID:MHG9764
Type of record:Monument
Name:Brora Harbour
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Grid Reference:NC 9082 0393
Map Sheet:NC90SW
Civil Parish:CLYNE
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND

Monument Types

  • HARBOUR (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG9764
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 6979
  • NMRS Record Details: NC90SW8 BRORA, HARBOUR
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NC90SW0011

Full description

NC90SW 8 908 039
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The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 38-39, 92, 98-101, 237) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004 <1>
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(Location cited as NC 909 039). Brora Harbour, built c. 1814 for the Sutherland Estate, engineer William Hughes. A quay and pier forming a rectangular basin. Built for coal exporting.
J R Hume 1977 <2>

Working harbour used for small fishing vessels. S & W side consists of a dressed stone block harbour wall that has been tarmaced on the landward side. The N side consists of rough stone blocking at only one course high stabilising the natural ground. The harbour measures c. 100 m by 20 m. <3>


Butt, J, 1967, The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 313 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2008.


<1> Sinclair B Calder, 1974, The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900) (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG364.


<2> Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 311 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.


<3> Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Sherarer, I, 03/2010, East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report, Site 256 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24912.

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