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Turnberry Lighthouse And Keeper's Houses

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.3258 / 55°19'32"N

Longitude: -4.8446 / 4°50'40"W

OS Eastings: 219629

OS Northings: 607210

OS Grid: NS196072

Mapcode National: GBR 41.6DRZ

Mapcode Global: WH2QC.KD7J

Plus Code: 9C7Q85G4+85

Entry Name: Turnberry Lighthouse And Keeper's Houses

Listing Name: Turnberry Lighthouse and Keepers' Houses

Listing Date: 27 April 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 345962

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12991

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Turnberry Point Light

ID on this website: 200345962

Location: Kirkoswald

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Parish: Kirkoswald

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Tagged with: Lighthouse Lighthouse keeper's house

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1873 for Northern Lighthouse Commissioners, D & T Stevenson, Engineers.

LIGHTHOUSE: Tapering circular-section tower, brick built painted, with string course below top upper courses curbing out to support concrete cap on which iron lantern sits. Lantern glazing triangular-paned, domed top plain iron railing round cap. Small rectangular windows spiral round tower following staircase. Door in SE face, adjacent to link block (see below), doorcase, has painted quoins.

KEEPER'S HOUSE: Main block 2-storey 2-bay 6-bay flat-roofed, brick built, with cornice and blocking course. Short chimney stacks in pairs on E and W ends. Principal elevation to S, 6-bay. To E single-storey 1-by 2-bay flat-roofed wing with tall chimney stacks on S and E elevations. To W lean-to-wing with corrugated iron roof, pair doors in W elevation. Base course.

Houses linked to tower by 2-storey flat-roofed block with house door in E face, treated as lighthouse door.

Later flat-roofed single-storey building to NE. Tower and houses enclosed within iron railing on masonry dwarf wall.

To east is walled enclosure with pair of coal cellars in masonry and brick.

Statement of Interest

Set in ruins of Turnberry Castle.

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