NZ3575 : Curry's Point

near to Hartley, Northumberland, Great Britain

Curry's Point
Curry's Point
The promontory on the mainland adjoining the causeway to St. Mary’s Island is called Curry's Point.
On September 4th 1739 Michael Curry was hanged for murdering the Three Horseshoes Inn landlord at Hartley. Afterwards, his body was suspended by chains on a gibbet at the spot marked by the stone in the foreground within sight of his crime, giving his name to this promontory.
The Island was originally called Bait Island, and was a source of small flounders, lug worms and small crustaceans for the local fishing industry. It is still popular with fishers today.
The lighthouse was built in 1896 to aid coastal navigation. It is no longer a working beacon, but now houses a museum.
Before the lighthouse was built, sailors were warned by a light in the small church on the island. The name St. Mary's comes from the tradition of mariners calling such warning lights as "Our Lady's Lights".
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