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Old High Lighthouse, Buddon Ness

A Category C Listed Building in Barry, Angus

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Latitude: 56.4687 / 56°28'7"N

Longitude: -2.7498 / 2°44'59"W

OS Eastings: 353904

OS Northings: 730986

OS Grid: NO539309

Mapcode National: GBR VR.5F8V

Mapcode Global: WH7RF.QNSV

Plus Code: 9C8VF792+F3

Entry Name: Old High Lighthouse, Buddon Ness

Listing Name: Old Lighthouse, Buddon Ness

Listing Date: 15 January 1980

Last Amended: 5 August 2020

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335911

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4633

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200335911

Location: Barry

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Parish: Barry

Traditional County: Angus

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Dating from around 1820, Old Buddon Ness lighthouse is a circular lighthouse that is rendered and painted. It is attached to the northeast gable of a two-storey, four-bay lighthouse keeper's house. Originally 85 feet high, it is now truncated and is topped with a conical, tiled roof at roughly the same height as the adjoining keeper's accomodation. The lighthouse has three small window openings around the base. The lighthouse keeper's house has a gabled porch attached to the front elevation and an extension at the rear. Buddon Ness is at the southern tip of Barry Links at the northern entrance to the Firth of Tay, south of Carnoustie.

Statement of Interest

In 1865-66, two new lighthouses (high light and low light) were built at Buddon Ness by David and Thomas Stevenson for Trinity House of Dundee. These lights replaced the earlier lighthouse. The high light was constructed close by, to the northwest of the former lighthouse and keeper's cottage. The two lights are listed separately (LB4634 and LB4635).

Statutory address revised and listed building record updated in 2020. Previously listed as 'Old Lighthouse, Budden Ness'.

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