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HOLBORN HEAD LIGHTHOUSE AND ATTACHED KEEPER'S HOUSELB14952

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/11/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Thurso
NGR
ND 10669 70659
Coordinates
310669, 970659

Description

David and Thomas Stevenson, 1862.

Short tower rising from SE end bay of south facing double pile

2-storey, 3-bay rectangular building combining Keeper's

dwelling. Tower rises above eaves angles with triangular

chamfer resulting in octagonal base for light drum encircled by

wallhead parapet with cast-iron railing. All harled with

contrasting painted margins.

Off-centre 1st floor entrance with narrow flanking window and

reached by forestair with rubble balustrade. Symmetrical

fenestration to 3-bay rear (north) elevation; lying pane

glazing; corniced end stacks; slate roofs. Enclosed by roughly

coped whitewashed rubble wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Unusual lighthouse. Modern Keeper's House to SW not included in

listing.

References

Bibliography

John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, ii, (1977)

p.195.

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