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Dunnet Head Lighthouse and Keepers' Houses with Enclosure and Gate Piers

A Category B Listed Building in Dunnet, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.6713 / 58°40'16"N

Longitude: -3.3764 / 3°22'35"W

OS Eastings: 320270

OS Northings: 976756

OS Grid: ND202767

Mapcode National: GBR L51T.61B

Mapcode Global: WH6CC.39GW

Entry Name: Dunnet Head Lighthouse and Keepers' Houses with Enclosure and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332661

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1890

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunnet

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

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
tooled ashlar.
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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