Basic Site Details

Name: Kinnaird Head Castle and Lighthouse
Town, district or village: Kinnaird Head
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Lantern mechanism invented by Sir James timmins Chance.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lighthouse  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 217861787Alteration/conversionConversion of building to lighthouse
Item 2 of 21995 Build/constructionMuseum of Scottish Lighthouses


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4Thomas SmithEngineerA17861787Conversion of castle to lighthouse
Item 2 of 4James Shepherd MorrisArchitectB1995 Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Item 3 of 4Morris & SteedmanArchitectural practiceB1995 Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Item 4 of 4Robert Russell SteedmanArchitectB1995 Museum of Scottish Lighthouses


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Northern Lighthouse Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp200