MHG30278 - Fishing station - Balconie Point
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Type and Period (1)
- FISHING STATION (18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
Building designed to look like a chapel with arched windows etc. but is actually a fishing station. C7m by 5m. Gable walls complete but side walls tumbled. <1>
Lime mortared building which started out as a single storey (possibly with an attic room), later raised in height to two storey. Several modifications, re-openings over time. Some timber lintels left. Some carved stone-arched openings. Building has a substantial central dividing wall, creating rather small rooms inside, almost a 'his' and 'hers' sort of division. No sign of any chimney.
Information supplied by J Wombell, 27.10.01
Church-like structure located next to lade with stepping stones nearby. Annette Jack, 31.10.01
J Aitken : 29.10.01
A site reporting form was submitted to the HER, with architectural details and attached plans and photographs. <2>
GIS spatial data amended in 2020 according to location of buildimng as seen on OS MasterMap. <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Finlayson, W. 09/1998. Coastal Assessment Survey Inner Moray Firth: Volume 2 - Dingwall to Tarbat Ness. Centre for Field Archaeology. 14/12/1998. Paper and Digital.
- <2> Text/Record Form: Clark, A. 2010. Highland HER Site Reporting Form: Balconie Fishing Station. Yes. Digital.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6231 6526 (9m by 9m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/289277 (View online HES Canmore record for this site)
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