MHG9764 - Brora Harbour


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  • HARBOUR (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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NC90SW 8 908 039

The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 38-39, 92, 98-101, 237) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974
J Aitken : 19/2/2004 <1>

(Location cited as NC 909 039). Brora Harbour, built c. 1814 for the Sutherland Estate, engineer William Hughes. A quay and pier forming a rectangular basin. Built for coal exporting.
J R Hume 1977 <2>

Working harbour used for small fishing vessels. S & W side consists of a dressed stone block harbour wall that has been tarmaced on the landward side. The N side consists of rough stone blocking at only one course high stabilising the natural ground. The harbour measures c. 100 m by 20 m. <3>

The harbour was listed at Category C by Historic Environment Scotland with effect from 20/07/2022. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NC 9085 0390 (110m by 90m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC90SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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