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Keills Port Quay to South

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9635 / 55°57'48"N

Longitude: -5.7053 / 5°42'19"W

OS Eastings: 168841

OS Northings: 680694

OS Grid: NR688806

Mapcode National: GBR DD9Y.MGL

Mapcode Global: WH0JL.BCFP

Entry Name: Keills Port Quay to South

Listing Date: 26 March 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352429

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18387

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

Engineer possibly Thomas Telford - built by Parliamentary
Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges, 1821.
L-plan quay clasping rock edge at corner to small natural
harbour inlet sloped evenly downwards towards sea.
Coursed rubble, top course vertically set with narrow
edges facing outwards and interlocked at diagonal
at angle; (?later)iron runner ties at edges. Wrought iron
tying rings, some now lost.

Statement of Interest

Built for ferrying cattle from Jura; the continuous slope

of the quay allowed unloading at any state of the tide,

as well as a straightforward climb from boat to shore,

and the vertically-set stones provided a surer footing

than a flat surface.

Scheduled Monument 7.12.98.

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