NX4604 : Lighthouse, Point of Ayre, Isle of Man

taken 40 years ago, 3 km from Cranstal, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Lighthouse, Point of Ayre, Isle of Man
Lighthouse, Point of Ayre, Isle of Man
This lighthouse was built in 1818 and was he first lighthouse on the Isle of Man. It was built and designed by Robert Stevenson (grandfather of the author Robert Louis Stevenson). The other small lighthouse down on the beach was built in 1890, and is commonly referred to as a 'Winkie'.
The Winkie had to be built due to the accretion of shingle banks on the beach, because since the big lighthouse was built in 1818, the beach at Point of Ayre had grown outwards quite some distance due to tidal effects. In fact the Winkie when built stood about 250 metres south west of where it stands today. It had to be moved north-east to its current location as recently as 1953, again due to the beach extending away from the big light.
[I am indebted to Drew James for this detailed information].
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 August, 1978   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 August, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 464 048 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.9665N 4:22.0968W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 465 048
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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