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SOUTHERNESS LIGHTHOUSELB10415

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkbean

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 97745 54282
  • Coordinates: 297745, 554282

Description

Peter Milligan of Burran mason of 1748 navigational marker

pillar; subsequently heightened at instigation of Mrs Oswald

of Auchencruive. Became a lighthouse probably circa 1811:

raised to present height by Walter Newall 1842-3: disused

from 1867 until re-opening 4.8.1894 following thorough

modernisation. Tall, slightly battered square-plan lighthouse

tower. Painted rubble. 3 angles curved inwards at upper

level towards curved and glazed light opening: curved

parapet walkway on corbels in front of latter. Segmental-

arched and boarded door with iron "yett" at foot of east

face. Curved, low-pitched slate roof with apex ventilator.

Internal wooden stair.

Statement of Special Interest

Built and formerly maintained by Dumfries Town Council.

Original pillar contracted to be 30' high, and it was

recommended that a beacon be placed on it; 1837 report

gives height as 36'.

OSA report suggests a "greater advantage were lights placed

in it".

Marked on Ainslies map of 1797 as a "land mark" (see SRO

RHP 37657).

"Lighthouse" keeper appointed 1811.

Now disused.

References

Bibliography

OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, vol XV pp.127-8 Truckell, Duncan &

Scott, KIRKBEAN PARISH & CHURCH 1976 p.21 Groome, GAZETTEER

vol. vi p.364 Dumfries & Galloway Advertiser 13.9.1958

Dumfries Town Council Minutes.

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Listed Buildings

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