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Girdleness Lighthouse, Greyhope Road, Including Fog Signal at South Side at Nj 9724 0530

A Category A Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.139 / 57°8'20"N

Longitude: -2.0486 / 2°2'54"W

OS Eastings: 397159

OS Northings: 805348

OS Grid: NJ971053

Mapcode National: GBR XS.85XD

Mapcode Global: WH9QR.HTQJ

Entry Name: Girdleness Lighthouse, Greyhope Road, Including Fog Signal at South Side at Nj 9724 0530

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354524

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20078

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

Robert Stevenson, 1833. Circular tapered with corbelled

gallery 3rd. floor and top; iron cupola. Main light altered 1847 and 1890.

Approach flanked by flat roofed single storey lodges with archway between.

FOG SIREN:circa 1880-1890(see notes):SE-facing; cast-iron siren horn travels in a semi-circle on cast iron concrete block podium. Powered by compressed air from engine house to N of road.

Statement of Interest

Girdleness considered the best lighthouse seen by the Royal Commission in their report of 1860.

FOG SIGNAL: no fog warning devices existed in Scotland except fog bells at Skerryvore and Bellrock when the Royal Commission reported(1860). St Abb's received the first siren fog signal in 1876. The Girdleness siren presumably followed shortly thereafter (pp150, 153 Munro).

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