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Covesea Skerries Lighthouse, Lossiemouth

A Category A Listed Building in Lossiemouth, Moray

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Latitude: 57.7241 / 57°43'26"N

Longitude: -3.3385 / 3°20'18"W

OS Eastings: 320375

OS Northings: 871273

OS Grid: NJ203712

Mapcode National: GBR L839.RFP

Mapcode Global: WH6J0.P3GX

Plus Code: 9C9RPMF6+MJ

Entry Name: Covesea Skerries Lighthouse, Lossiemouth

Listing Name: Covesea Skerries Lighthouse, Keepers' Cottages and Steading

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382735

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37605

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Lossiemouth, Covesea Skerries Lighthouse
Covesea Skerries Lighthouse, Steading

ID on this website: 200382735

Location: Lossiemouth

County: Moray

Town: Lossiemouth

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Traditional County: Morayshire

Tagged with: Lighthouse

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LIGHTHOUSE: Alan Stevenson, engineer, James Smith, contractor,

dated 1844. Tall circular 7-storey lighthouse/tower with

semi-circular, single storey range clasping base. White

painted tooled ashlar, polished ashlar dressings, some

contrasting painted. Centre entrance in S face; pedimented

doorpiece with pulvinated stringcourse and inscription.

Further entrances in S facing end gables of single storey

range. Singel narrow window in each storey of N face (sea

facing); flared corbelled upper stage with cast-iron

balustrade and galzed light.

KEEPERS' COTTAGES: pair single storey, Egyptian style

cottages; 10-bay (2 mirrored 5 bays) frontage with

alternating advanced and recessed bays. Tooled ashlar,

polished ashlar dressings, all white painted. Entrance or

window in advanced bays, each with heavy concave cornice; 4-

pane glazing to sash windows; flat roofs with batteries of 2

or 4 square stacks with flared copes.

Cottages and lighthouse linked by low coped wall enclosing

central court.

STEADING: presumably 1844. Long single storey, 2 facing 6-

bay range; tooled rubble, tooled ashlar dressings. Off-centre segmental-headed cart bay (now masked by double leaf plank

doors); 6 dooways and mural vents; 2 ridge stacks; piended

slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Inscription over main lighthouse entrance reads 'In salutem

omnium Northern Lights. Alan Stevenson, LLB, Engineer, James

Smith, Contractor, William Middlemiss, Superintendent.


The lighthouse now with automated light, the original light

in Lossiemouth Fisheries Museum.

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