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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Burgh: Lossiemouth

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 20375 71273
  • Coordinates320375, 871273


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.

Statement of Special Interest

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


p. 229.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

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