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Isle of Whithorn, Sea Breeze and Rosnay, with Sea Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7003 / 54°42'1"N

Longitude: -4.3638 / 4°21'49"W

OS Eastings: 247772

OS Northings: 536483

OS Grid: NX477364

Mapcode National: GBR HJL8.XH0

Mapcode Global: WH3VT.Y450

Entry Name: Isle of Whithorn, Sea Breeze and Rosnay, with Sea Wall

Listing Date: 17 December 1972

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353566

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19244

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Whithorn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Whithorn

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Circa 1800, row of 2-storey houses with timber canted bays to front added later 19th century. Houses dramatically sited projecting into the harbour on a raised square plot with whitewashed castellated retaining sea wall.

Houses: painted rubble with 2-storey canted timber fronted bay windows flanking door. Rosnay with 4-pane sash and case windows, Sea Breeze with modern casement, plate glass windows.

Coped end stacks, sandstone ridge, good graded slate roofs. Rosnay with modern tiles to piended bay window roofs, Sea Breeze with slates and cast-iron finials.

Rear elevations sheer above water. Painted rubble, single windows flank central long stair light. Mixed glazing, some sash and case 12-pane, some modern.

Sea Wall: Long painted rubble wall with castellated top acts as retaining wall and garden walls to houses.

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