MHG17019 - Old House To Rear 11 Shore Street, Helmsdale Harbour, Helmsdale


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Type and Period (4)

  • HOUSE (Built, 19th Century - 1814 AD? to 1817 AD?)
  • COOPERAGE? (Built, 19th Century - 1814 AD? to 1817 AD?)
  • WAREHOUSE? (Built, 19th Century - 1814 AD to 1817 AD)
  • FISH CURING YARD (Built, 19th Century - 1814 AD to 1817 AD)

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1st edition OS map depicts these two buildings as part of a larger courtyard dwelling which would have functioned as a fish curing yard (the layout is similar to MHG53432 further along the harbour to the east). The two-storey building with the pitched roof may have functioned as the office, with the two-storey flat roofed building to the west possibly functioning as a cooperage or warehouse (see parallels at MHG53432). Harbour house to the west (MHG29774) originally formed part of this grouping, the west and north-west sections of the courtyard would have removed with the re-alignment of the A9 and construction of the bridge in the 1970s <1> <2>.

The Listed Building entry gives a date of early to mid 18th century. I suspect this is an error and it should read early to mid 19th century - the adjacent buildings of similar design and function have been dated to 1817 <2>. Beaton writes that "… from 1814 the curing yards were built, harbour developed and streets laid out in neat grid patterns…" <3>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0285 1523 (27m by 9m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND01NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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