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Isle Of Man, Point Of Ayre Lighthouse

Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Isle Of Man, Point Of Ayre Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Irish Sea

Canmore ID 272178

Site Number NX40NE 1

NGR NX 4631 0517

NGR Description NX c. 4631 0517

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Maritime
  • Parish Isle Of Man
  • Former Region Cumbria
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Architecture Notes

NX40NE 1 c. 4631 0517

Point of Ayre lighthouse is situated at the N end of the Isle of Man.

70ft high, circular in design built in 1818 with a small additional light built immediately to the N in 1888. The engineer for the first lighthouse was Robert Stevenson and for the later smaller one, D A Stevenson.

Light is of the dioptric refraction method.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), May 2005.


Construction (1818)

Light established in 1818.

K Allardyce 1998

Modification (1993)

Automated in 1991.

K Allardyce 1998


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