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Fishing Station And Pier, North Ronaldsay, Dennis Ness

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 59.3844 / 59°23'3"N

Longitude: -2.3775 / 2°22'38"W

OS Eastings: 378654

OS Northings: 1055407

OS Grid: HY786554

Mapcode National: GBR N3HX.TTB

Mapcode Global: XH9S2.CDV4

Plus Code: 9CFV9JMF+Q2

Entry Name: Fishing Station And Pier, North Ronaldsay, Dennis Ness

Listing Name: North Ronaldsay, Dennis Head, Fishing Station and Pier

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393685

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46392

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cross and Burness

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Cross And Burness

Traditional County: Orkney

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Mid to later 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan near-symmetrical fishing station; small single bay rectangular-plan store/hut to E; long pier/slipway extending to S. Squared random rubble fishing station; random rubble hut.

FISHING STATION: S ELEVATION: 2 evenly disposed doorways with window (boarded) offset to right. N (REAR) ELEVATION: former lean-to addition to outer right. E (SIDE) ELEVATION: window offset to right; gablehead stack above.

Flagstone roof (part collapsed); corniced rubble gablehead stacks.

HUT: boarded door in gabled S elevation. Blank elsewhere. Replacement corrugated-iron roof; coped skews.

PIER/SLIPWAY: transverse-laid flagstones to long, rectangular-plan pier; iron tie-rods down each side.

Statement of Interest

A surviving fishing station with small net hut or store, the buildings flanking a finely constructed pier, probably built to land the materials needed for the new lighthouse.

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