SC3974 : Douglas Head Lighthouse

near to Douglas, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Douglas Head Lighthouse
Douglas Head Lighthouse
Light Established: 1857 (Isle of Man Harbour Board from 1832)
Engineers: David and Thomas Stevenson
In 1855, the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty requested the observations of the Commissioners on the establishment of a light - other than a Harbour Light - at Douglas Harbour, in the Isle of Man. A request also came from a Mr Cabbin (presumably of the local Harbour Authority) to have a light established at Douglas Harbour. From information gleaned from a Parliamentary Report, it appeared that a light did exist at Douglas, but that it had, for some unknown reason, not been exhibited since 1850. There were originally two lights: one on the pier, which had to remain a harbour light and the second light on Douglas Head, this light being the only sea light between the Calf of Man and Point of Ayre, distance of 40 miles.

Prior to 1857, the light at Douglas Head was under the jurisdiction of the Commissioners of Douglas Harbour from which date the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouse took over Douglas Head Lighthouse.

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Saturday, 18 June, 2005   (more nearby)
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WGS84: 54:8.4715N 4:27.5106W
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