Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
NS 30386 37970
230386, 637970


1906. 4-storey, square tower, monitoring station. Rubble stone, rendered and lined as ashlar, wallhead cornice.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: window to each floor off-set to left, lamp openings with flat hoods to centre 4 cast-iron grilles to right.

N ELEVATION: door at ground floor, windows at 1st-3rd floors off-set to right.

S ELEVATION: door at ground floor, windows at 1st-3rd floors off-set to right.

E ELEVATION: large window at ground floor, horizontal rectangular windows at 1st-3rd floors.

4, 6 and 18-pane windows, roofless design, mast and rigging rising from centre of tower, cast-iron hoppers and downpipes at ground floor to E.

Statement of Special Interest

Built to house 'Boyd's Automatic System' for indicating the depth of water at the bar, patented by the Harbour Master, Martin Boyd, in 1904.




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.

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