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Lewis, Breasclete, Lightkeepers Dwelling Houses

Lighthouse Shore Station (19th Century)

Site Name Lewis, Breasclete, Lightkeepers Dwelling Houses

Classification Lighthouse Shore Station (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Breasclate, Lighthouse Keeper's Houses Including Walls Gatepiers And Sundial; Flannan Isles Lighthouse, Shore Station

Canmore ID 171218

Site Number NB23NW 80

NGR NB 21427 35326

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Uig
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

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Breasclete (Breascleit) Lighthouse keepers'/coastguard's houses, 1899 A double-pile block built as a shore station for families of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse employees. Crowstepped gables, heavy eaves cornices, prominent wallhead chimneys and other pleasing architectural flourishes are picked out in red ashlar against whitewashed walls. In the large walled garden, a fluted sundial.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

Archaeology Notes

NB23NW 80 21427 35326

For associated Flannan Isles Lighthouse (on Eilean Mor, at NA 72667 46884), see NA74NW 6.00.

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