Listed Building

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Planning Authority
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NG 4867 82809
104867, 882809


A recognised landing place must have existed at Rodel from an early date, in association with St Clements. In 1786 "an excellent graving bank ..." and "two keys" [sic; recte: quays] were reported as having been formed at Rodel by Captain MacLeod of Harris, "one [quay] at the edge of the bason [sic], where ships may load or discharge afloat, at all times of the tide; the other on the graving bank". (Knox, OP CIT.,

p159). This work is evidently represented by the quays existing at the

east and west sides of the present harbour as well as the piers at

either side enclosing the harbour, for all are shown on Daniell's

view of 1819. All rubble-built; the head of the bay is also quayed, at driveway to Rodel Hotel; piers are both curved on plan, that to east has an integral slipway (of narrow width, possibly indicative of a cattle landing); pier to west has a 19th century hand-crank wood-jib

post crane, still (1991) functional.



J Knox, THE HIGHLANDS AND HEBRIDES IN 1786, p159 (mentions development works carried out by MacLeod, eg construction of store-house for salt, casks, etc); J Hume, Industrial Archaeology. Volume II, 1977, pp213-4; Daniell's view "Rowadill (sic) in Harris" published 1819 - copy is NMRS.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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