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Works, Bent's Road, Montrose

A Category C Listed Building in Montrose, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7125 / 56°42'45"N

Longitude: -2.4606 / 2°27'38"W

OS Eastings: 371900

OS Northings: 757966

OS Grid: NO719579

Mapcode National: GBR VY.F2KJ

Mapcode Global: WH8RK.5JJY

Plus Code: 9C8VPG7Q+2Q

Entry Name: Works, Bent's Road, Montrose

Listing Name: Bents Road, Montrose Ropeworks, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 383363

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38182

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Montrose

County: Angus

Town: Montrose

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus

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1789 with 19th and 20th century additions. Long single storey ropework, rubble stone wall to 1 side, brick to other, 7-bay section to W and adjoining 2-storey rubble stone buildings with recent dry-dash.


Originally 400 ft long. N wall rubble stone, S wall brick, irregular fenestration, blocked openings. 7-bay section to W with 6 windows, 1 door and raised roof.

Timber-mullioned bipartite windows, 4-pane. Grey and pink slate pitched roof to W, corrugated roofing material further E in ruinous state with Sections missing.

INTERIOR: in disrepair. Flooring to W by tar barrel staves, original whalebone rests let into N wall survive.


Section to E; adjoining and connecting with ropework, 6-bay 1st floor, 2 windows and door at ground, flat-roofed addition to rear, forestair to left. Centre section; 3-bay ground floor with central 2-leaf workshop doors and flanking windows, 2 timber-mullioned bipartites at 1st floor, entrance in return to right from forestair, N wall brick built. Piended section to W; door and window at ground, window at 1st floor, brick built N wall.

4-pane timber-framed windows. Recent grey slate pitched roofs. Stone skews and capped stack to W.

BOUNDARY WALLS: brick boundary walls to W and at entrance to SW.

Statement of Interest

Ropework or "Rope Walk" was originally an open working space with shelter provided only by the N wall. The S wall was later added and a roof provided. The 2-storey buildings were rebuilt after a fire circa 1935, and the E section raised to 2 storeys. The length of the walk at approximately 400ft corresponds with a single rope being 70 fathoms long. Now a sail maker's works, most of rope walk disused.

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