MHG44785 - Dovecot - Isleornsay Harbour


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  • DOVECOT (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from NG71SW8536
Only the dovecot, pier and well are Listed
See also: NG71SW0004 Crane

JHooper, 30/11/2001

NG71SW 3.00 7031 1251

NG71SW 3.01 7031 1251 crane

Pier [NAT]
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>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7030 1251 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG71SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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