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Hand Crane, Isleornsay Harbour Pier, Skye

A Category B Listed Building in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1459 / 57°8'45"N

Longitude: -5.7985 / 5°47'54"W

OS Eastings: 170312

OS Northings: 812516

OS Grid: NG703125

Mapcode National: GBR D92T.SX3

Mapcode Global: WGZ9L.WNZ7

Plus Code: 9C9P46W2+9H

Entry Name: Hand Crane, Isleornsay Harbour Pier, Skye

Listing Name: Pier, Crane, Well and Doocot Eilean Iarmain (Isleornsay)

Listing Date: 16 January 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353832

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19489

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Sleat

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Parish: Sleat

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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c1800. Drystone rubble pier, linked to sea-wall of similar but simpler construction forming quayed edge to small bay. Surface of pier now surfaced in cobbles set in cement mortar. Cast and wrought-iron hand

crane with wooden jib mounted on post and plinth at pier end. Well on quay with circular rubble cope. Small square pyramid-roofed doocot at N end of quay, with lime-washed rubble walls and slate roof.

Statement of Interest

A very good example of a pier built to serve a shop, claimed to be the largest on the western seaboard for a considerable distance. The land crane is a rare example of a once common type.

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