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Latitude: 58.6714 / 58°40'17"N
Longitude: -3.3764 / 3°22'34"W
OS Eastings: 320273
OS Northings: 976775
OS Grid: ND202767
Mapcode National: GBR L51T.62B
Mapcode Global: WH6CC.39HR
Entry Name: Dunnet Head Lighthouse and Keepers' Houses with Enclosure and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 28 November 1984
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332660
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1890
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness
Traditional County: Caithness
Lighthouse; Robert Stevenson, Engineer, 1831. Short circular
tower with semi-circular single storey building clasping
base, corbelled parapet with lattice cast-iron balustrade
and circular domed lattice-pane light. All white painted
Keepers' houses; pair single storey 4-bay houses, each
with advanced off-centre bay, and slightly lower outer
single storey, single bay addition; all white painted
tooled ashlar with contrasting painted cills and base
course; 12-pane glazing (modern fenestration to later
additions); eaves band and blocking course; flat roof.
Further later block comprising 1 single storey, 3-bay house
with adjoining 4-bay equipment room.
Fluted cast-iron sundial.
Enclosure wall; lighthouse and keepers' houses enclosed by
coped rubble wall. Pair square tooled ashlar gate piers with
simple square caps.
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