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Latitude: 57.7377 / 57°44'15"N
Longitude: -6.961 / 6°57'39"W
OS Eastings: 104867
OS Northings: 882809
OS Grid: NG048828
Mapcode National: GBR 9868.GF3
Mapcode Global: WGX3W.1SJ3
Entry Name: Rodel Harbour, Quays, Piers and Crane
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 345845
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12910
Building Class: Cultural
County: Na h-Eileanan Siar
Electoral Ward: Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
A recognised landing place must have existed at Rodel from an early date, in association with St Clements. In 1786 "an excellent graving bank ..." and "two keys" [sic; recte: quays] were reported as having been formed at Rodel by Captain MacLeod of Harris, "one [quay] at the edge of the bason [sic], where ships may load or discharge afloat, at all times of the tide; the other on the graving bank". (Knox, OP CIT.,
p159). This work is evidently represented by the quays existing at the
east and west sides of the present harbour as well as the piers at
either side enclosing the harbour, for all are shown on Daniell's
view of 1819. All rubble-built; the head of the bay is also quayed, at driveway to Rodel Hotel; piers are both curved on plan, that to east has an integral slipway (of narrow width, possibly indicative of a cattle landing); pier to west has a 19th century hand-crank wood-jib
post crane, still (1991) functional.