COVESEA SKERRIES LIGHTHOUSE, KEEPERS' COTTAGES AND STEADING (Ref:37605)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
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.
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.
Inscription over main lighthouse entrance reads 'In salutem
omnium Northern Lights. Alan Stevenson, LLB, Engineer, James
Smith, Contractor, William Middlemiss, Superintendent.
The lighthouse now with automated light, the original light
in Lossiemouth Fisheries Museum.
J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p. 296. John
Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii (1977),
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