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Bute, St Ninian's Bay

Breakwater (18th Century)

Site Name Bute, St Ninian's Bay

Classification Breakwater (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Stein's Port

Canmore ID 124685

Site Number NS06SW 28

NGR NS 03581 61375

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish North Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Buteshire

Archaeology Notes

NS06SW 28 03581 61375

NS 035 615. Stein's Port, St Ninian's Bay. Remains of stone breast for fishings boats.

Sponsor: Buteshire Natural History Society

I Maclagan 1995

Just to the northeast of the north house on St Ninian’s Point can be seen the broken down remains of a quite substantial breakwater (NS 035615). A map date 1781 in the Marquess of Bute’s Archives indicates in relation to that breakwater ‘boats lye here’. This breakwater of sixty to sixty-five yards in length was known as Stein’s Port and besides being used for shelter was used for careening boats.’

I Maclagan 1997

136. St Ninian's Point

NS 03357 61361

Fish trap (possible), poor condition, date unknown.

CFA 2004

This ruinous breakwater is situated on the W side of St Ninian’s Bay, 120m NE of St Ninian’s Chapel (NS06SW 4). It comprises a length of faced drystone rubble walling 4m thick, about 60m in length and about 0.5m in maximum height. The wall extends from the shore in a NE direction before turning to the N about 40m from the shore.

A breakwater is depicted here on May’s estate map of Nether Ardroscadale (1781). It is also shown on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1869, Sheet CCIII).

Visited by RCAHMS (GFG, JMH) 6 June 2009.

Activities

Antiquarian Mapping (1781)

Reference (1995)

NS 035 615. Stein's Port, St Ninian's Bay. Remains of stone breast for fishings boats.

Sponsor: Buteshire Natural History Society

I Maclagan 1995

Field Visit (1997)

‘Just to the northeast of the north house on St Ninian’s Point can be seen the broken down remains of a quite substantial breakwater (NS 035615). A map date 1781 in the Marquess of Bute’s Archives indicates in relation to that breakwater ‘boats lye here’. This breakwater of sixty to sixty-five yards in length was known as Stein’s Port and besides being used for shelter was used for careening boats.’

I Maclagan 1997

Field Visit (December 2003)

136. St Ninian's Point

NS 03357 61361

Fish trap (possible), poor condition, date unknown.

CFA 2004

Aerial Photography (6 February 2009)

Field Visit (6 June 2009)

This ruinous breakwater is situated on the W side of St Ninian’s Bay, 120m NE of St Ninian’s Chapel (NS06SW 4). It comprises a length of faced drystone rubble walling 4m thick, about 60m in length and about 0.5m in maximum height. The wall extends from the shore in a NE direction before turning to the N about 40m from the shore.

A breakwater is depicted here on May’s estate map of Nether Ardroscadale (1781). It is also shown on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1869, Sheet CCIII).

Visited by RCAHMS (GFG, JMH) 6 June 2009.

Measured Survey (2009 - 2010)

A series of measured drawings undertaken as part of ACFA's CARES project.

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