MHG614018 - Slipway/port - Port Henderson fishing village


Ruined slipway/port, ‘Port Alasdar Dhuinn’ (brown haired Alasdairs port) at Port Henderson

Type and Period (1)

  • LANDING POINT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A crofting township comprising forty-five roofed, three partially roofed and twelve unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet lvi). Thirty-eight roofed, three partially roofed and fifteen unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 25 April 1996

Created in 1815 as a fishing village by taking portions of the lands of South Erradale and Ardrishaig, later extended into a crofting township. ‘Streets’ of cottages along the foreshore, backed by small plots of land, indicate the original fishing village, while the grid pattern of crofting lots lies to east and west.
Wester Ross Project - Cathy Dagg, 23/03/04

A detailed survey of Port Henderson was undertaken in 2011 by Buchanan, J. Buchanan, M. and Macinnes, A. with research by Wentworth, R. and Malone, D. <1>

Port 2. Situated on the shore below croft 10 was a port called ‘Port Alasdar Dhuinn’ (brown haired Alasdairs port). <2>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <3>

Note. Remains of a possible right angled rough stone jetty are visible on the aerial photograph. (T.Blackie 16/12/19)

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Grid reference Centred NG 7525 7374 (18m by 36m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG77SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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