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Kingholm Quay

A Category B Listed Building in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.046 / 55°2'45"N

Longitude: -3.6062 / 3°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 297472

OS Northings: 573568

OS Grid: NX974735

Mapcode National: GBR 3B82.2Y

Mapcode Global: WH5WQ.KFZH

Entry Name: Kingholm Quay

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334982

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3827

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dumfries

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Rebuilt circa 1836-40. Long quay built along east bank of
River Nith; pier projects at north, and harbour inlet formed
alongside; long south face forms bank. All built of neatly-
coursed, large red ashlar blocks. Steps to waterside on both
pier and inlet. Cast-iron and timber bollards. Stream
entering inlet from north intended to prevent silting.

Statement of Interest

Built as a port for Dumfries, formerly with customs house

and warehouses. Disused since 1939; harbour inlet now partly

silted, but used by pleasure craft Brick transit sheds built

on quay not included in listing.

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