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Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders

Date 2007

Event ID 602840

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


Robert Stevenson advised on lighting arrangements at the piers. At Hawes Pier, erected ca.1817, he recommended repositioning the signal house reflector at the pier head at 12–15 ft above high water level, presumably the small hexagonal in plan lighthouse seen in the view which still exists. The light source would have been an Argand oil lamp.

The present timber lantern is not original and looks incongruous. This historic light is worthy of restoration to

its former glory with a copper lantern. The pier light at North Queenferry has been so restored.

R Paxton and J Shipway 2007

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission of Thomas Telford Publishers.

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