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Lochryan Lighthouse

A Category B Listed Building in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9744 / 54°58'27"N

Longitude: -5.0307 / 5°1'50"W

OS Eastings: 206130

OS Northings: 568626

OS Grid: NX061686

Mapcode National: GBR FHYK.JFV

Mapcode Global: WH1QW.P7MC

Plus Code: 9C6PXXF9+QP

Entry Name: Lochryan Lighthouse

Listing Name: Lochryan Lighthouse Including Ancillary Buildings

Listing Date: 20 July 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342580

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10169

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Parish: Inch

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Alan Stevenson, 1847, with later additions. 4-stage circular-plan lighthouse, tapering to below parapet; single storey courtyard-plan surrounding. Painted brick and coursed, stugged sandstone ashlar.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber gate to leads to 2 timber doors to flat-roofed 1st stage of lighthouse; small round-arched openings at 2nd and 3rd stages; corbels to 4th stage; metal circular handrail; circular light; diamond pattern glazing (now obscured); domed cupola; ball finial.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: low coped wall to left, single storey central section; lighthouse to right.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: central lighthouse; recessed blank bay to left, single strip opening to right.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2 single openings (infilled) to right.

Flat roofs to single storey sections; tapered corniced stack with circular can to SE elevation.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Interest

Good example of a mid 19th century lighthouse with an interesting flat-moulded corbelling detail to the 4th stage. Built for the Northern Lighthouse Board.

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