MHG1913 - Bell Tower - Latheron


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  • BELL TOWER (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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Bell Tower (NAT) OS 6" map, (1959)

A rectangular tower which probably dates from the end of the 17th century. It is 7ft square, 22 to 24ft in height topped by a pyramidical roof. There are oblong openings, 4 by 2ft, for the emission of the sound of its bell, which was removed about 1825.
RCAHMS 1911.

The bell tower was Scheduled in 1933.

Bell tower, as described. Visited by OS (R L) 6 March 1968.

The building was Listed at Category B in 1971.

The tower ceased to be used in 1822 when its bell was removed to the new belfry in the parish church (ND23SW 4).
G Hay 1957.

As part of the Historic Environment Scotland Dual Designations Project it was proposed in 2016 that the building would be de-scheduled though it would remain as a Listed Building. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2022 3381 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND23SW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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