Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 65994 46556
265994, 846556


Probably 1909 erected by Rose Street Foundry Co Ltd.

This apparatus consists of a pair of angled front stays each

about 12m long, with the lower ends pivoted on the quay edge,

5.5m apart, and brought together at their upper ends with

a back stay of greater length but of similar riveted steel

construction. The lower end of the back stay can be moved

along a screw to incline the front stays over the quay

wall. A hoist, powered by the same motor as the screw, is

used to raise and lower a pulley block with a hook capable

of lifting 25 tons. The electrically driven mechanisms are

housed in a small corrugated-iron hut.

Statement of Special Interest

It is the last of its kind in Scotland and probably in Great

Britain. The type was much used for heavy lifting from the

mid 19th century until around 1900, when heavy-lift electric

cranes were introduced.



Information from John Hume

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