Skullomie Harbour, Pier

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Alternative Names Scullomie Harbour; Tongue Bay
Canmore ID 5804
Site Number NC66SW 7
NGR NC 61757 61527
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District SUTHERLAND
Former County SUTHERLAND
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NC66SW 7 61757 61527

(Location cited as NC 617 616). Scullomie Harbour, late 19th century. A remarkable massive drystone-rubble quay in two parts, at a slight angle to each other. There are three inset stairways. The quay is formed on a rocky islet, which is linked to the shore by a causeway, ramped on the harbour side, and partly paved. For part of its length the quay was protected by a sea wall, most of which has collapsed. Little used, as approach dangerous.
J R Hume 1977.

Books and References

Brady, Morris and McGlashan, K, C D and D J (2003) 'Assessment survey: North Sutherland (Kyle of Durness to Torrisdale Bay)', in Dawson, T Coastal archaeology and erosion in Scotland, Edinburgh
Page(s): 80, 85

Close-Brooks, J (1995a) The Highlands, Exploring Scotland's Heritage series, ed. by Anna Ritchie Edinburgh
Page(s): 32 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER

Hume, J R (1977a) The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 2, the Highlands and Islands London
Page(s): 320 Held at RCAHMS J.4.11.HUM

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