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Cairn Catto,long cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Peterhead South and Cruden, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4694 / 57°28'9"N

Longitude: -1.878 / 1°52'40"W

OS Eastings: 407418

OS Northings: 842128

OS Grid: NK074421

Mapcode National: GBR P8QZ.G9G

Mapcode Global: WHBQF.4J08

Entry Name: Cairn Catto,long cairn

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1973

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3276

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Longside

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Peterhead South and Cruden

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

David Cunningham, Harbour Engineer, with Charles Ower as Consulting Engineer; ironwork by John Stewart and Sons, Irvine, circa 1874. Single-storey whitewashed brick and timber-clad transit sheds on W side of Victoria Dock.

W ELEVATION: brick with ashlar base and eaves courses. Rusticated quoins, alternatively vermiculated, to 2 timber sliding doors with malleable iron lintels. Square-section cast-iron rain water goods.

E ELEVATION: colonnade of cylindrical cast-iron columns with mask rainwaterheads (reputedly the face of David Cunningham). Timber sliding doors the entire length of the wall under malleable iron girders.

GABLES: brick, blocked doorway with ashlar quoins to S elevation.

Slate roofs.

INTERIOR: wrought-iron tension-rod and angle-iron roofs

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

J Hannay Thompson and George G Ritchie DUNDEE HARBOUR TRUST CENTENARY, 1830-1930 (1930).

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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