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Skibo Castle Swimming Pool

A Category B Listed Building in Dornoch, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.8717 / 57°52'18"N

Longitude: -4.1349 / 4°8'5"W

OS Eastings: 273465

OS Northings: 888912

OS Grid: NH734889

Mapcode National: GBR J75X.LP0

Mapcode Global: WH4DL.GD7T

Entry Name: Skibo Castle Swimming Pool

Listing Date: 7 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330975

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB601

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dornoch

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Parish: Dornoch

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Description

Circa 1900. Ashlar, gabled frontage housing changing rooms with projecting crowstepped porch and crenellated entrance, decorative crowstepped gable ends with large lunette sub-divided with smaller windows. From this extends swimming pool of 7 buttressed bays, each filled by round headed tripartites; canted 5 sided south end.

Continuous string course and moulded eaves cornice; glazed roof to pool; slated with polygonal ridge ventilator to changing rooms.

Tiles and chequer paved interior surround pool.

Statement of Interest

Was occasionally fitted with temporary wooden floor covering pool to serve as ballroom.

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