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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354524
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20078
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill
Traditional County: Kincardineshire
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.
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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