MHG44242 - Quay - Tanera Mor


A late 18th-century quay associated with the nearby fishing station.

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  • PIER (Built, 18th Century - 1785 AD to 1785 AD)

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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>

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Grid reference Centred NB 9904 0738 (65m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NB90NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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