Listed Building

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BUTT OF LEWIS LIGHTHOUSELB5768

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Parish
Barvas
NGR
NB 51970 66483
Coordinates
151970, 966483

Description

D & T Stevenson, engineers, 1862. Lighthouse tower with separate foghorn tower (possibly of subsequent date), contrasting ashlar dressings (other buildings mostly whitewashed). Plain and unusually tall battered circular tower capped by standard domed lantern; plain margine doorway at ground, line of 5 windows above.

FOGHORN alongside, though much smaller, is nonetheless tall circular and battered; flat-topped with encircling iron handrail, and horn. Block closest to lighthouse is flat-roofed and 2-storeyed with paired stacks over end walls, lower ranges adjoining or nearby; longer single storey houseblock is detached and also flat-roofed; contrasting long and short window dressings. Rubble walls enclose garden area; also cast-iron sundial of standard type.

Statement of Special Interest

Upgraded, Cat B to A, 7 April 1998.

References

Bibliography

J Hume, INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY vol II, 1977.

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