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North Harbour, Portencross

A Category B Listed Building in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.7009 / 55°42'3"N

Longitude: -4.9048 / 4°54'17"W

OS Eastings: 217559

OS Northings: 649090

OS Grid: NS175490

Mapcode National: GBR GF8N.22V

Mapcode Global: WH2ND.MZL1

Plus Code: 9C7QP32W+83

Entry Name: North Harbour, Portencross

Listing Name: Harbours, Portencross

Listing Date: 25 January 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347122

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13899

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200347122

Location: West Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Dalry and West Kilbride

Parish: West Kilbride

Tagged with: Harbour

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Probably late medieval (south harbour) and 19th century (north harbour).

SOUTH HARBOUR: curved drystone quay wall, with massive blocks marking quay edge, on the edge of a rock outcrop.

NORTH HARBOUR: two angled mortared stone quay walls, forming a basin for small craft.

Statement of Interest

The south harbour is listed for its relationship to Portencross Castle. It was probably built to serve the Castle. The north harbour was built to serve the fishing station established at Portencross in the 19th century, and is listed as a well-preserved example of small-scale provision for the Clyde fishing fleet.

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