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Perch Light, River Clyde

Beacon (19th Century)

Site Name Perch Light, River Clyde

Classification Beacon (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Port Glasgow Harbour, Lighthouse Opposite Warehouse On West Quay; Port Glasgow 2; Port Glasgow, Beacon Off Entrance; Inner Clyde Estuary

Canmore ID 199789

Site Number NS37SW 152

NGR NS 32229 74866

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Port Glasgow
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Inverclyde
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS37SW 152 32229 74866

Perch Light

(Fixed Green 30 [degrees]) [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1977.

Perch Light (fixed green 360 degrees) [NAT]

OS (GIS) AIB, July 2006.

Formerly entered under site-name Port Glasgow, West Quay, Lighthouse, and classified as Lighthouse.

Not to be confused with (onshore) West Quay Lighthouse (NS 32051 74859), for which see NS37SW 150.01.

Formerly also entered as NS37SW 171 at cited location NS 3220 7487.

(Port Glasgow 2: location cited as NS 322 749). On half-tide rock ('the Perch') offshore: c. 1890. Squat tapered circular-section cast-iron tower on a four-tiered stepped base. Generally corbelled out, with plain railings. Cylindrical lantern with triangular panes, domed roof with mushroom ventilator. Ladder access from rock. Painted as Port Glasgow 1 [NS37SW 150.01].

J R Hume 1997.


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