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Holborn Head Lighthouse And Keeper's House, Scrabster

A Category B Listed Building in Thurso, Highland

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Latitude: 58.6146 / 58°36'52"N

Longitude: -3.5395 / 3°32'22"W

OS Eastings: 310669

OS Northings: 970659

OS Grid: ND106706

Mapcode National: GBR K5MY.WXW

Mapcode Global: WH5BB.LQRT

Plus Code: 9CCRJF76+V6

Entry Name: Holborn Head Lighthouse And Keeper's House, Scrabster

Listing Name: Holborn Head Lighthouse and Attached Keeper's House

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348437

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14952

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Holborn Head Lighthouse
Scrabster, Holborn Head Lighthouse And Keeper's House

ID on this website: 200348437

Location: Thurso

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Parish: Thurso

Traditional County: Caithness

Tagged with: Lighthouse Lighthouse keeper's house

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David and Thomas Stevenson, 1862.
Short tower rising from SE end bay of south facing double pile
2-storey, 3-bay rectangular building combining Keeper's
dwelling. Tower rises above eaves angles with triangular
chamfer resulting in octagonal base for light drum encircled by
wallhead parapet with cast-iron railing. All harled with
contrasting painted margins.
Off-centre 1st floor entrance with narrow flanking window and
reached by forestair with rubble balustrade. Symmetrical
fenestration to 3-bay rear (north) elevation; lying pane
glazing; corniced end stacks; slate roofs. Enclosed by roughly
coped whitewashed rubble wall.

Statement of Interest

Unusual lighthouse. Modern Keeper's House to SW not included in


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