MHG44785 - Dovecot - Isleornsay Harbour
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Type and Period (1)
- DOVECOT (Undated)
- None recorded
Renumbered from NG71SW8536
Only the dovecot, pier and well are Listed
See also: NG71SW0004 Crane
NG71SW 3.00 7031 1251
NG71SW 3.01 7031 1251 crane
OS 1:10,560 map, 1968.
(Location cited as NG 703 125). 19th century. A well-built drystone rubble pier, with a cast-iron wood-jib post crane at the end. At the landward end is a small 1-storey and attic rubble store.
J R Hume 1977.
'Seaflushing lavatory, 19th century, a pyramid-roofed gazebo, converted as a doocot 1990s, but retaining its original function and fittings.' (Miers 2008).
The building is an unusually elegant structure being stone built, with a slated roof and a single door, situated at the end of the pier. The toilet has two wooden seats side by side, both damaged with evidence of earlier painting. The rocks and stone of the inlet are several feet below, and at high tide the rocks were flushed clean. The single door allowed the pigeons to fly in, and several small nesting boxes were added later.
Dimensions 3.20 square metres, height: 2.5 metres.
Miers, Mary 2008. The Western Seaboard: an illustrated architectural guide. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 310; pl. 117.
- <1> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2012. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Broadford. Yes. Digital. Site 73.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7030 1251 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/120961 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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