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Islay, Mcarthur's Head Lighthouse

Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Mcarthur's Head Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Macarthur's Head; Carraig An Ratha; Sound Of Islay

Canmore ID 143303

Site Number NR45NE 11

NGR NR 46178 59698

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kildalton And Oa
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR45NE 11 46178 59698

Lighthouse [NAS]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, February 2010.

During October 1999, RCAHMS carried out an extensive photographic survey of McArthur's Head Lighthouse. The images taken included general views, details of the compound, the lighthouse itself, the steps, jetty and hand crane. This survey was undertaken in order to enhance and augment the existing holdings of the National Monuments Record Scotland.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO), August 1999.

Activities

Construction (1861)

Light established in 1861.

R W Munro 1979

Modification (1969)

Automated in 1969.

R W Munro 1979

Photographic Survey (August 1999)

During October 1999, RCAHMS carried out an extensive photographic survey of McArthur's Head Lighthouse. The images taken included general views, details of the compound, the lighthouse itself, the steps, jetty and hand crane. This survey was undertaken in order to enhance and augment the existing holdings of the National Monuments Record Scotland.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO), August 1999.

Note (28 January 2010)

This lighthouse guards the S end of the Sound of Islay (between Islay and Jura), being situated on the W side.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 January 2010.

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