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COVESEA SKERRIES LIGHTHOUSE, KEEPERS' COTTAGES AND STEADING (Ref:37605)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Lossiemouth Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 203 713.

Description

LIGHTHOUSE: Alan Stevenson, engineer, James Smith, contractor,

dated 1844. Tall circular 7-storey lighthouse/tower with

semi-circular, single storey range clasping base. White

painted tooled ashlar, polished ashlar dressings, some

contrasting painted. Centre entrance in S face; pedimented

doorpiece with pulvinated stringcourse and inscription.

Further entrances in S facing end gables of single storey

range. Singel narrow window in each storey of N face (sea

facing); flared corbelled upper stage with cast-iron

balustrade and galzed light.

KEEPERS' COTTAGES: pair single storey, Egyptian style

cottages; 10-bay (2 mirrored 5 bays) frontage with

alternating advanced and recessed bays. Tooled ashlar,

polished ashlar dressings, all white painted. Entrance or

window in advanced bays, each with heavy concave cornice; 4-

pane glazing to sash windows; flat roofs with batteries of 2

or 4 square stacks with flared copes.

Cottages and lighthouse linked by low coped wall enclosing

central court.

STEADING: presumably 1844. Long single storey, 2 facing 6-

bay range; tooled rubble, tooled ashlar dressings. Off-centre segmental-headed cart bay (now masked by double leaf plank

doors); 6 dooways and mural vents; 2 ridge stacks; piended

slate roofs.

Notes

Inscription over main lighthouse entrance reads 'In salutem omnium Northern Lights. Alan Stevenson, LLB, Engineer, James Smith, Contractor, William Middlemiss, Superintendent. MDLCC XL1V'. The lighthouse now with automated light, the original light in Lossiemouth Fisheries Museum.

References

J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p. 296. John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii (1977), p. 229.

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