MHG9764 - Brora Harbour


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Type and Period (1)

  • 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>

Butt, J, 1967, The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 313 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2008.

<1> Sinclair B Calder, 1974, The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900) (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG364.

<2> Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 311 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.

<3> Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Sherarer, I, 03/2010, East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report, Site 256 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24912.

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

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