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Harbour, Port William

A Category C Listed Building in Mochrum, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.76 / 54°45'35"N

Longitude: -4.5836 / 4°35'1"W

OS Eastings: 233855

OS Northings: 543622

OS Grid: NX338436

Mapcode National: GBR HJ14.54N

Mapcode Global: WH3VB.KMJ9

Plus Code: 9C6QQC58+XG

Entry Name: Harbour, Port William

Listing Name: Port William, Port William Harbour, Pier, Gateway and Gateway Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 20 July 1972

Last Amended: 17 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353983

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19589

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Port William Harbour

ID on this website: 200353983

Location: Mochrum

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Mochrum

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Circa 1800; extended 1847. Harbour, consisting of inlet with small, sharply pointed apex. Substantial pier to S side of harbour.

QUAY: long and curved, on SE-NW axis; angled apex to SE. Coursed rubble masonry quay walls; cemented towards NW. Smaller rounded rubble masonry to angled apex to SE. Painted stone bollards.

GATEWAY: tall square gatepiers to S. Dressed granite, with pinning; red sandstone ashlar capping.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble coped rubble walls to E and S. Various buildings, of post 1848 date. Painted rubble; mainly with corrugated roofing. Single storey piended store adjoined to boundary wall to SW; single storey gabled office, possibly early 19th century, further adjoined to N. Gabled store, with purple slate roof. Large 2-storey store to W, with double piended roof.

Statement of Interest

According to Graham, a plan of 1845 by C G Robinson marks a "proposed

extension of the pier", and the Parliamentary Report of 1847 still refers to 'proposals' to extend the jetty. The OS Map of 1848 shows that "an extension had been built which is generally comparable with the one shown by Robinson". Landscapping of the harbour area subsequent to the drafting of the above description has required the category to be lowered to C(S): a revised description incorporating the changes will be drafted. The historic interest of the structures retains them above the margin for listing.

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