MHG44242 - Quay - Tanera Mor
A late 18th-century quay associated with the nearby fishing station.
Type and Period (1)
- PIER (Built, 18th Century - 1785 AD to 1785 AD)
A late C18 quay or pier associated with the nearby former fishing station (see MHG9120) on Tanera Mor.
A view of the pier and its immediate surroundings was engraved by William Daniell in the early C19. <1> (see links)
The buildings and quay were listed at category B in 1989. Substantial 2 storey range fronted by high walled courtyard entered entered through segmental-headed archway. Rubble with tooled ashar rubble dressings. 12 bays in courtyard elevation. The 3 seaward bays a former dwelling house (manager's house). Roofless. QUAY: 1785, repaired 1939-40. Rubble pier with wall at seaward face; slightly curved to partially enclose shallow basin. <2>
The buildings and quay were visited and described by the North of Scotland Archaeological Society during a survey of the island in 2007: The quay was constructed in 1785 and was repaired 1939-40 when Dr Frank Fraser-Darling bough the land around the station and re-established the farmland. The quay comprises a rubble pier with a wall at the seaward face, slightly curved to partically enclose a shallow basin. <3>
- <1> SHG1931 Text/Publication/Volume: Ayton, R and Daniell, W. 1978. A voyage round Great Britain undertaken between the years 1813 and 1823 and commencing from Land's End, Cornwall: with a series of views illustrative of the character and prominent features of the coast.
- <2> SHG24041 Dataset: Historic Scotland. Information Supplementary to the Statutory List (This information has no legal significance). Digital. HB 7766.
- <3> SHG28430 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M.. 2017. Report (incomplete) of an Archaeological Survey of the Island of Tanera Mor by members of NOSAS - Saturday, 20th October 2007. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NB 9904 0738 (65m by 16m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (3)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB7766 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/4444 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
- https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/daniell-pier-at-tanera-loch-broom-t02847 (View online engraving of the pier at Tanera by William Daniell)
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