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Barking House, Lochranza, Arran

A Category B Listed Building in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.7022 / 55°42'7"N

Longitude: -5.285 / 5°17'6"W

OS Eastings: 193680

OS Northings: 650306

OS Grid: NR936503

Mapcode National: GBR FFBM.V90

Mapcode Global: WH1M2.SYH0

Plus Code: 9C7PPP27+VX

Entry Name: Barking House, Lochranza, Arran

Listing Name: Lochranza, Barking House

Listing Date: 28 January 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346613

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13456

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200346613

Location: Kilmory

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Parish: Kilmory

Traditional County: Buteshire

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Mid 19th century. Single storey and attic, rectangular-plan barking house. Grey and red rubble, slate roof. Doors and windows missing.

End stacks.

W ELEVATION: forestair to door at centre with piend-roofed dormerhead breaking through eaves, door to left.

S GABLE: blank.

E ELEVATION: door to right; rooflight.

N GABLE: window to attic at right.

INTERIOR: remains of cobbled ground floor with truncated iron pump shaft, 1st floor removed, boarded coomb ceiling intact at N end.

Statement of Interest

The building was used by herring fishers for treatment to their nets. Nets were immersed in a tannin-rich bark extract, 'cutch', obtained from India, which strengthened them and increased their density and weight. The building is in a dilapidated condition (1993). Remains of a further barking house at Catacol contain boilers.

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