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EAST TARBET, COTTAGE AND QUAYLB10126

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/03/1994
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Kirkmaiden
NGR
NX 14475 30934
Coordinates
214475, 530934

Description

Circa 1828. Simple quay. Single storey, 3-bay cottage, with enclosing wall.

QUAY: on SW-NE axis; angled to E towards end of quay. Rubble-built on natural rock to W; large blocks of roughly coursed rubble masonry to E. Coursed rubble paving to quay.

COTTAGE: rubble. Granite lintels, and roughly dressed rybats and quoins.

N ELEVATION: 2-leaf boarded door at centre. Boarded windows in outer bays.

E, W AND S ELEVATIONS: blank.

Red sandstone ashlar coped skews, with granite skewends. Granite gablehead stacks, with red sandstone ashlar coping. Small grey slates.

ENCLOSURE WALL: forms square-plan enclosure around cottage. Rubble, with angled rubble coping. Wallhead angled up to gateway at centre to N.

Statement of Special Interest

As the quay was probably used for landing supplies for the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse (see separate listing), it is probable that the quay and cottage were built at the same date as the lighthouse. On the "Plan of the Mull of Galloway" of 1827 (NLBD DC8872), a "store house" is marked at East Tarbet which could possibly be the same building which is currently on the site. The quay and cottage are marked on the OS Map of 1848. A new boathouse and store affect the setting.

References

Bibliography

Northern Lighthouse Board Drawing DC8872. OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 36 (surveyed 1848). J R Hume THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF

SCOTLAND Vol I (1976) p 268. A Graham "Some Old Harbours in Wigtownshire" TRANSACTIONS OF THE DUMFRIESSHIRE AND GALLOWAY NATURAL

HISTORY AND ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY 1979, p 46.

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