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Port William, Port William Harbour, Pier, Gateway and Gateway Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Mochrum, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7609 / 54°45'39"N

Longitude: -4.5853 / 4°35'7"W

OS Eastings: 233750

OS Northings: 543730

OS Grid: NX337437

Mapcode National: GBR HJ13.Y4Y

Mapcode Global: WH3VB.JLQK

Entry 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: 353984

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19589

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mochrum

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Mochrum

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Description

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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