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Lighthouse, Lybster Harbour

A Category B Listed Building in Latheron, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2952 / 58°17'42"N

Longitude: -3.2895 / 3°17'22"W

OS Eastings: 324504

OS Northings: 934788

OS Grid: ND245347

Mapcode National: GBR L67S.XHC

Mapcode Global: WH6F4.FRSP

Plus Code: 9CCR7PW6+35

Entry Name: Lighthouse, Lybster Harbour

Listing Name: Lybster Harbour at Invershore

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339973

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7954

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Lybster Lighthouse
Lybster Bay Lighthouse

ID on this website: 200339973

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Parish: Latheron

Traditional County: Caithness

Tagged with: Lighthouse

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Harbour; 1849; rebuilt, 1882; harbour complex of 4 basins;
flagstone rubble masonry with some modern rendering. Small
octagonal lighthouse with domed lantern; 2 storehouses
abutting one another, both rubble with rubble dressings.
Western store of 3 storeys, 6 symmetrical bays; abutting
west gable second storey of 2 storeys, 6 bays, both with
corrugated asbestos roofs.

Statement of Interest

Apparently the western part of the store ranges served partially as a salmon fisherman's bothy until after World War 2, and the eastern part as a herring fishing station, reportedly with separate ladies water closet at the end of the building.

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