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PORT LOGAN LIGHTHOUSE TOWER AND PIERLB13586

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1972
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Kirkmaiden
NGR
NX 9470 40565
Coordinates
209470, 540565

Description

1818. Stone pier with circular lighthouse tower.

PIER: large blocks of coursed rubble masonry. Pier-head faces to N and E, with rounded angle to NE. Stair to water level to E. Projecting granite socket stones, 3 to N, 4 to E (formerly for clasping upright wooden fenders). Pitched outer wall to W; rises to form parapet to stepped wall-walk; parapet terminates in granite masonry to rounded NW angle, adjoining and incorporating lighthouse tower. Two granite bollards. Cobbled paving to quay; slab paving to wall-walk.

LIGHTHOUSE TOWER: 3-stage circular tower, with open light-chamber to 3rd stage. Situated to NW of pier, incorporating and terminating parapet. Granite and sandstone ashlar. Band course between 1st and 2nd stages. Doorway to SE to ground floor chamber, with small fireplace and shelved recess. Forestair to doorway to S to 1st floor chamber; window to SW; open hatch to light chamber above (formerly accessed by ladder). Open light chamber, formed by 4 rebated square pillars carrying stone conical roof of concave profile. Latrine annexe

under forestair, with doorway to E; stone trough and mural chute.

Statement of Special Interest

Port Logan pier and lighthouse were constructed in 1818, largely at the expense of Colonel Andrew McDouall of Logan. In 1813 John Rennie had drawn up a report, "On forming a small harbour on McFerrand's Isles", relating to Port Logan; according to Graham, and Hay and Stell, the existing remains correspond with the chief proposals made by Rennie.

References

Bibliography

SRO GD51/5/581 Correspondence re construction of harbour, 1811. NMRS: Plans DC3466-3468, 10682-83; WGD/64/1, 68/1. NEW STATISTICAL

ACCOUNT Vol IV (1845) Wigton, pp 201-202, 209. F H Groome (ed) ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND Vol IV (1895) p 431. C H Dick HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN GALLOWAY AND CARRICK (1916) p 328. THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT Vol 14 (1965) p 502. J Butt THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND (1967) p 317. I Donnachie THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF GALLOWAY (1971) pp 125, 168-169, 172, 180-181, 238. 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, pp 53-56. G D Hay and G P Stell MONUMENTS OF INDUSTRY (1986) pp 216-217. G Stell

EXPLORING SCOTLAND'S HERITAGE, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1986) p 19. RHINS LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL (n.d.).

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