MHG2240 - Dunnet Head Lighthouse & Keeper's House, Walls & Gatepiers


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  • LIGHTHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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(Location cited as ND 203 768). Dunnet Head Lighthouse, established 1831, engineer Robert Stevenson. A simplified standard lighthouse, with a short circular tower in a semicircular base, with a corbelled parapet, and a circular domed diamond-paned lantern. The keepers' houses are plain rectangular buildings. There are two directable foghorns.
J R Hume 1976. <1>

Lighthouse (Circ) with buildings to S. Building to E. Flagstaff to N. Enclosures to S. Tracks to another enclosure to E of this on 1st ed. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2027 7677 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND27NW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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