History in Structure

Net Boiling Tubs, Maidens

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 55.3337 / 55°20'1"N

Longitude: -4.8249 / 4°49'29"W

OS Eastings: 220917

OS Northings: 608040

OS Grid: NS209080

Mapcode National: GBR 41.65B5

Mapcode Global: WH2QC.V6MF

Plus Code: 9C7Q85MG+F2

Entry Name: Net Boiling Tubs, Maidens

Listing Name: Barker, Maidens Harbour

Listing Date: 6 August 1990

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339566

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7620

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200339566

Location: Kirkoswald

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Parish: Kirkoswald

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Tagged with: Architectural structure

Find accommodation in


Early 20th century. A circular cast-iron pot in a common-
brick setting, with a short square-section chimney stack
abutting the south-west corner. There is a firegrate on the
north side, and a concrete ramp on the east side, to allow
nets to be loaded and unloaded. The top courses of brick in
the setting and chimney stack are capped with concrete.

Statement of Interest

This device was used for boiling fishing nets and lines in

bark extract to preserve them from decay. The practice ended

when nylon replaced cotton and linen as materials for nets,

and this is a very rare survival.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.