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West Keeper's Cottages, Tarbatness Lighthouse

A Category A Listed Building in Tain and Easter Ross, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.8651 / 57°51'54"N

Longitude: -3.7769 / 3°46'36"W

OS Eastings: 294679

OS Northings: 887559

OS Grid: NH946875

Mapcode National: GBR K71Y.2NM

Mapcode Global: WH5FW.YKNX

Plus Code: 9C9RV68F+27

Entry Name: West Keeper's Cottages, Tarbatness Lighthouse

Listing Name: Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, Keepers' Cottages and Enclosing Wall

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347380

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14100

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarbat

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross

Parish: Tarbat

Traditional County: Cromartyshire

Tagged with: Lighthouse keeper's house

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Description

Robert Stevenson, 1830. Rebuilt 1892. Tall circular tower on semi-circular base, with triangular paned lantern with domed

roof. Corbelled parapet. All painted tooled ashlar, with

painted broached dressings; contrasting painted margins and

banding to tower.

Pair flat roofed, single storey semi-detached keepers' cottages,

each 4 bays. Harled, with contrasting painted window cills,

base course and parapet. Paired centre windows, flanked by

slightly projecting corniced entrance bays. Slightly lower,

single bay stores, also with flat roofs, set back at east and

west gables. All with low parapet with painted detailing to

imitate crenellation. Some 12-pane glazing survives.

Site enclosed by white washed rubble wall and rounded dressed

stone coping.

Statement of Interest

Built (1830) cost of $9361. James Smith Contractor. Double red

painted band for recognition.

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