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West Wemyss Harbour

A Category C Listed Building in Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1392 / 56°8'21"N

Longitude: -3.0903 / 3°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 332345

OS Northings: 694592

OS Grid: NT323945

Mapcode National: GBR 2D.K7NW

Mapcode Global: WH6RP.HYNG

Plus Code: 9C8R4WQ5+MV

Entry Name: West Wemyss Harbour

Listing Name: West Wemyss, Harbour

Listing Date: 10 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350460

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16675

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200350460

Location: Wemyss

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Parish: Wemyss

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Harbour

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1621. Ashlar and rubble wet dock by J & A Leslie, 1872-3, infilled 1964. Small tidal harbour with pier to S and jetty projecting to SW. Inner and outer harbours divided by quay to E with slipway to infilled inner harbour. Large coursed sandstone blocks to wharfs and pier.

Statement of Interest

Property of Wemyss Properties Ltd. Originally a fishing and mercantile harbour with flourishing salt trade, West Wemyss harbour was extended at a cost of ?10,000, this inner harbour covered approximately 1 acre, was 18'6" deep with berthage of 450. During the early years of the 20th century, 60,000 tons of coal per year was exported from the Lady Victoria and Lady Emma collieries. The inner basin was largely infilled in 1964. Since its initial listing in 1979, the outer harbour has been cleared and is now used by small fishing vessels.

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