MHG25228 - Ardnamurchan Lighthouse


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  • LIGHTHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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NM46NW0013 Keeper's Houses
NM46NW0015 Sundial
Jhooper, 7/3/2002
NM46NW 4.00 4158 6745

NM46NW 4.01 4159 6745 cottages
NM46NW 4.02 c. 4155 6750 sundial

(Location cited as NM 416 675). Built 1848, engineer Alan Stevenson. A circular-section, slightly-tapering stone tower, with a corbelled walkway and standard lantern. The keepers' houses are single-storey, flat-roofed. The most westerly lighthouse on the mainland of Britain.
J R Hume 1977. <1>

This (shore) lighthouse was converted to group flashing in 1927/8.
R W Munro 1979. <2>

NM 4158 6745. Ardnamurchan Lighthouse: The lantern of this lighthouse rises to a height of 55m above the shore of the most westerly point of the British mainland. It was designed by Alan Stevenson in 1846 and built by Robert Hume, a contractor from Gatehouse-of-Fleet. The light was first displayed in 1849, the total cost of construction being $13,738. In its original form the light was fixed; a flashing signal was adopted in 1928.
(A full description of the lighthouse and associated buildings is given by RCAHMS).
RCAHMS 1980, visited 1971.

Reference: Bell Rock Folio belonging to Mr R Q C Stevenson, Edinburgh
40. Ardnamurchan Lighthouse (Plate XXVII). Engraving.
James Andrews delt. William Miller Sculpt. (Alan Stevenson's Account of the Skerryvore Lighthouse, 1848).

Photographs of this lighthouse were submitted to the HER by Martin Briscoe in April 2010. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NM 4158 6747 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM46NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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