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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
Plus Code: 9C7PX77V+9V
Entry Name: South Quay, Keills Port
Listing Name: Keills Port Quay to South
Listing Date: 26 March 1986
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
Tagged with: Architectural structure
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.
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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