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Cullen Harbour, Harbour Light

Beacon (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cullen Harbour, Harbour Light

Classification Beacon (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Cullen Harbour, Lighthouse

Canmore ID 17962

Site Number NJ56NW 27.01

NGR NJ 50987 67459

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Cullen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ56NW 27.01 5097 6745

Navigation Light (Fixed White & Red) [NAT]

OS 1:2500 map, 1965.

(Cullen: location cited as NJ 510 674). At end of breakwater: c. 1888. Small tapering circular-section sheet iron tower with cylindrical lantern, dome top, with ventilator. No longer shows light.

J R Hume 1997.

This light is assumed to be that noted on the 1965 edition of the OS 1:2500 map at the end of the projecting N pier, the longer of the two. The map notes a second light (of the same characteristics) at the end of the S pier (NJ 50996 67423), but an air photograph (SC 396848) of 1994 appears to record a light-coloured tower at the cited location on the N pier.

This light is noted in the 1980 edition of the Admiralty List of Lights.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 January 2006.

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