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Toward Point, Toward Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse (19th Century)

Site Name Toward Point, Toward Point Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Toward Lighthouse And Principal's House, Cowal

Canmore ID 68122

Site Number NS16NW 12

NGR NS 13623 67226

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Dunoon And Kilmun
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NS16NW 12.00 13623 67226

Lighthouse [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1981.

NS16NW 12.01 NS 1357 6723 Assistant's House

NS16NW 12.02 NS 1359 6724 New House

NS16NW 12.03 NS 1365 6720 Foghorn

Not to be confused with Toward Point Perch Beacon (NS 13529 67041), for which see NS16NW 77.


Toward Point Lighthouse.

Lighthouse dates from 1812.

House dates from 1867.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as NS 136 672). Toward Lighthouse, built 1812 by the Cumray [Cumbrae] Lighthouse Trust. A tapering stone tower, with corbelled walkway, standard-pattern lantern, and pointed windows. The keepers' houses are single-storey.

J R Hume 1977.


Construction (1812)

Light established in 1812.

K Allardyce 1998

Modification (1974)

Automated in 1974.

K Allardyce 1998


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