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Cottages And Support Buildings, Cape Wrath Lighthouse

A Category A Listed Building in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.6248 / 58°37'29"N

Longitude: -4.9993 / 4°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 225944

OS Northings: 974660

OS Grid: NC259746

Mapcode National: GBR G51Y.0S9

Mapcode Global: WH267.5GNZ

Plus Code: 9CCQJ2F2+W7

Entry Name: Cottages And Support Buildings, Cape Wrath Lighthouse

Listing Name: Cape Wrath Lighthouse and Keepers' Cottages

Listing Date: 18 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330783

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB488

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Durness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Parish: Durness

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Description

Robert Stevenson, 1828. Circular whitewashed tooled granite
tower; corbelled balcony with cast-iron balustrated around
light. Single storey semi-circular building at base.
Lighthouse fronted by Egyptian style single storey range
of 2-3 keepers' cottages with advanced porches, all
whitewashed tooled granite; tall stacks; flat roof.
Cottages linked to lighthouse by low retaining walls have
forming small court, the whole further enclosed by outer
perimeter coped rubble wall containing later range of single
storey cottages and service building.

Statement of Interest

Lighthouse, sited on most north-westerly tip of UK

mainland, was built at cost of $14,000.

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