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Keills Port Quay to North

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9639 / 55°57'50"N

Longitude: -5.7047 / 5°42'17"W

OS Eastings: 168880

OS Northings: 680741

OS Grid: NR688807

Mapcode National: GBR DD9Y.MQ1

Mapcode Global: WH0JL.BCQB

Entry Name: Keills Port Quay to North

Listing Date: 26 March 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352428

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18386

Building Class: Cultural

Location: North Knapdale

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Parish: North Knapdale

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

Probably built second half of 18th century, extended/
widened (?in more than one phase) perhaps circa 1800;
repaired 1812. Long quay extending north from west side
of narrow harbour inlet; north end returns slightly
towards west. All rubble-built, original part mostly with
flat coping slabs and wide flight of steps at north end
of east face; vertically-set top course at north end and
at west; west face slopes steeply inwards from sea bed
(other faces vertical). Single stone bollard at north
end; iron runner ties at edges not original. Some wrought-
iron tying rings.
Quay continued to south supporting roadway.

Statement of Interest

Neglected (1984) Built for ferrying cattle from Jura.

SRO - GD 64/1/11/4 includes 2 letters re repairs to this

quay; GD 64/1/11/6 refers to further repairs and the

possibility of Government assistance. The Government

funded a new quay.

Scheduled Monument7.12.98.

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