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Market Street, Harbour Office with Weighbridge

A Category C Listed Building in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.906 / 54°54'21"N

Longitude: -5.0301 / 5°1'48"W

OS Eastings: 205837

OS Northings: 561019

OS Grid: NX058610

Mapcode National: GBR FHYR.4PD

Mapcode Global: WH1R2.PYXB

Entry Name: Market Street, Harbour Office with Weighbridge

Listing Date: 20 February 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397245

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49655

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stranraer

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

1930s. Single storey, square-plan harbour office with flat roof, Art Deco clock tower to S and bay window to W. Sandstone ashlar. Deep base course, projecting eaves course. Square plan clock tower slightly advanced from N elevatation with raised corner margins, stepped upper section, long slit windows and Art Deco clock face to each elevation. Later timber boarded door at ground of tower in broad architrave; tablet above depicting 3-mast ship and the motto (partly corroded at beginning) ?-ISSIMA STATIO in raised architrave frame; small windows flanking tower. Large windows to other elevations; bay window to W; recessed bowed window to N.

Small-pane glazing in metal-framed casements. Flat roof.

WEIGHBRIDGE: cast-iron Avery weighing machine to W of harbour office.

Statement of Interest

A small, but monumental building occupying such a prominent position on the harbour that it is a local landmark, as well as a public clock. The building has been partially repointed with an inappropriate mortar, but this does not detract much from its monumental quality. The weighbridge, or its predecessor, is actually older than the harbour office, and so the harbour office was probably built on this particular site to house the man operating the weighbridge.

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