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Butt Of Lewis Lighthouse, Lewis

A Category A Listed Building in An Taobh Siar agus Nis, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 58.5156 / 58°30'56"N

Longitude: -6.2609 / 6°15'39"W

OS Eastings: 151970

OS Northings: 966483

OS Grid: NB519664

Mapcode National: GBR B6X6.YX3

Mapcode Global: WGY1N.S7T5

Plus Code: 9CCMGP8Q+7M

Entry Name: Butt Of Lewis Lighthouse, Lewis

Listing Name: Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 337255

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5768

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200337255

Location: Barvas

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: An Taobh Siar agus Nis

Parish: Barvas

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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D & T Stevenson, engineers, 1862. Lighthouse tower with separate foghorn tower (possibly of subsequent date), contrasting ashlar dressings (other buildings mostly whitewashed). Plain and unusually tall battered circular tower capped by standard domed lantern; plain margine doorway at ground, line of 5 windows above.

FOGHORN alongside, though much smaller, is nonetheless tall circular and battered; flat-topped with encircling iron handrail, and horn. Block closest to lighthouse is flat-roofed and 2-storeyed with paired stacks over end walls, lower ranges adjoining or nearby; longer single storey houseblock is detached and also flat-roofed; contrasting long and short window dressings. Rubble walls enclose garden area; also cast-iron sundial of standard type.

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Upgraded, Cat B to A, 7 April 1998.

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