NU1240 : Guile Point West

taken 8 years ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Guile Point West
Guile Point West
Otherwise known as West Old Law, this is one of a pair of navigation beacons on Guile Point. Built in the first part of the 19th Century by Trinity House of Newcastle upon Tyne, their purpose was to guide sailors into Holy Island Harbour by aligning the two beacons. By the 1990s, a solar powered light had been fitted to Guile Point East (or East Old Law) and Guile Point West became redundant. Responsibility for Guile Point East was transferred to Trinity House (as distinct from Trinity House of Newcastle upon Tyne) in 1995.

In the background is Lindisfarne Castle.

The two beacons are grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Guile Point  Lindisfarne Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 129 405 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:39.4809N 1:47.6979W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 129 404
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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