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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353832
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19489
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
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.
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.