Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 14475 30934
214475, 530934


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.


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.



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


About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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