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Outskerries, Bound Skerry, Bound Skerry Lighthouse

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.4244 / 60°25'27"N

Longitude: -0.728 / 0°43'40"W

OS Eastings: 470135

OS Northings: 1171853

OS Grid: HU701718

Mapcode National: GBR S1K5.T35

Mapcode Global: XHF8Y.Y7WT

Entry Name: Outskerries, Bound Skerry, Bound Skerry Lighthouse

Listing Date: 13 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354313

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19894

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Nesting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Nesting

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

David and Thomas Stevenson, 1857-8. 7-stage lighthouse tower of circular plan, tapering to lantern. Bull-faced ashlar base with smooth-rendered finish to tower walls and margins, all painted. Recessed ladder accessing deeply recessed door to W side; narrow window to each stage above (wider at 2nd floor), band course below balcony corbelled out to cast iron handrail surrounding upper stage comprising cylindrical murette with portholes and door; cast-iron cleaning path around lantern above with triangular-pane glazing, surmounted by dome with ventilator at apex.

Statement of Interest

The lighthouse cost ?21,000 to build which was 90% above Stevenson's original estimate. The lighthouse had its internal timber fittings removed during automistation in 1972. The keeper's houses, stores, and boat house are on neighbouring Grunay (see separate listing).

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