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PITGAVENY STREET, HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICES, LOSSIEMOUTH FISHERIES MUSEUM AND ASSOCIATED WAREHOUSESLB37609

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
26/01/1971
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Burgh
Lossiemouth
NGR
NJ 23868 71112
Coordinates
323868, 871112

Description

1851 (northern 6 bays) and 1860-70 (southern 4 bays including

harbour master's office and return elevation to Commerce

Street).

Long E facing range (to harbour) 3-storey, 10-bay, returning

with bowed angle, and single gable bay to Commerce Street.

Rubble, tooled ashlar and tooled rubble dressings. Blocked

entrance (now window) in bowed angle; corniced entrance with

flanking windows, mural barometer recess and regular

fenestration.

Warehouse ranges extend continuous with, and to N of, harbour

master's office (now incorporating Fisheries Museum). 9

segmental-headed ground floor entranes, some flanked by

shallow circular mural recesses for lifebelts (1860-70) and

those to northern bays with narrow shuttered windows (1851).

All with double-leaf plank doors except that at extreme N end

which is blocked.

Regular fenestration, low in 2nd floor, breaking wallhead as

gabletted dormers above harbour master's office. Corrugated

asbestos roof to N 6 bays; slightly higher slated roof with 2

coped ridge stacks at S 4 bays.

At rear 4 rubble forestairs serve 1st and 2nd floors,

oversailing ground floor and some 1st floor doorways as

porches.

Low single storey extension at N with corrugated asbestos

roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Harbour at Stotfield Point, Branderburgh, constructed 1837-9, superseding the earlier harbour fronting Clifton Road,

Lossiemouth. The earlier portion of the warehouse range

originally included stable accommodation. This block shows up

on George McWilliam's plan of Branderburgh, 1855 but not

the range which includes the harbour master's office which

appears on the 1st ed. OS 1870.

Upgraded B to A, 24.3.88.

References

Bibliography

Elgin Library, DAW P2534/1 and map no. 486, plan of

Branderburgh drawn by George McWilliam 1855. 1st ed. OS 1870.

FORRES GAZETTE 17 December 1851, p. 3, advertisement for

tenders for warehouse and stables.

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