NL9839 : Hynish Signal Tower plaque

taken 4 years ago, near to Hynish, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Hynish Signal Tower plaque
Hynish Signal Tower plaque
Above the door on the east side of the tower. It reads :-

Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses 1786
Hynish Signal Tower
1843
In use from 1844 to 1937
for signalling by semaphore
to Skerryvore lighthouse
12 miles to the south west
Hynish and Skerryvore
The 'village' owes its origin to the construction of the Skerryvore lighthouse by Alan Stevenson, which began in 1838 and ended in 1844. The rock is about 20km to the southwest, but Hynish was the most suitable place to build a harbour, pier and dry dock to service its construction, and the associated buildings needed for its maintenance and keeper accommodation. The buildings have been restored by the Hebridean Trust LinkExternal link , for housing, holiday lets, a hostel, and an exhibition room telling the story of the construction of the lighthouse LinkExternal link . See also NL8426.
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Islands  Communications  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Plaque 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NL 9852 3918 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:26.8843N 6:53.6647W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NL 9853 3918
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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19th Century  Signal Tower  Skerryvore Lighthouse  Argyll and Bute  Tiree  Hynish  Signalling 

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