MHG32165 - Pier, Applecross


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Type and Period (1)

  • PIER (1848, Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Pier from beach, stone, starting to deteriorate badly - HAW 5/2003

An archaeological investigation of the pier and its immediate surrounds, was carried out in 2013 by C Dagg, and N Goldthorpe. It was commissioned by the Applecross Trust for the ALPS Gateway project in order to inform decisions about development of the pier area. It was found that the pier had been built as part of a programme of famine relief in 1848. This would have provided the short term relief of employment and the lasting benefit of the facility. Work was restricted to the immediate vicinity of the pier and trackway avoiding any contact with the salt marsh adjacent. The pier walling was found to be in good condition and useful information about the date of construction and usage of the pier was acquired from the trial trenching. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7121 4465 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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