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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    SCARE ROCKS; THE SCARES; PORT WILLIAM; NORTH CHANNEL
  • Canmore ID
    258397
  • Site type
    CRAFT (19TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    MARITIME - DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
  • Council
    NOT APPLICABLE
  • NGR
    NX 25 33
  • Latitude, longitude
    54.661616N, 4.71471W
  • Archeological notes
    NX23SE 8006 c. 25 33 N54 40 W4 43 NLO: Scares [name: NX 266 337] Big Scare [name: NX 259 332] Port William [name: NX 337 435]. Luce Bay [name centred NX 20 45]. Location formerly entered as NX 2630 3450 (N54 40.5 W4 41.6). Wigton, 4th Sept. A small round-sterned four-oared boat, with a gilt stripe round the lower part of her gunwale, a ring-bolt in each end inside, and a brass plate on the gunwale where the oars work, has been picked up near the large Scarr Rock, 12 miles off Port William. Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,487, London, Saturday September 8 1860. NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9861). The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the reported location of discovery of the boat. The loss of the parent vessel presumably occurred out in the North Channel, possibly in English or Irish waters. The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998). Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 May 2004.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 258397 (4/2001)
    Tabulated information from Maritime Enhancement Project (conducted 1995-2001 with sponsorship from Historic Scotland), records 8001-end. Ian Oxley (Scottish Institute of Maritime Studies, St Andrews University), April 2001. [Information derived from Lloyd's List (to end 1884), parliamentary papers and related sources: for further details of this project, see Final Report MS/829/166].

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Wigtownshire, Sheet 36A1848