NU1340 : Guile Point beacons

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

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Guile Point beacons
Guile Point beacons
A pair of navigation beacons on Guile Point; known as Guile Point East (or East Old Law) and Guile Point West (or West Old Law). 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 (as seen in this photo) and Guile Point West (on the left here) became redundant. Responsibility for Guile Point East was transferred to Trinity House (as distinct from Trinity House of Newcastle upon Tyne) in 1995.

The two beacons are grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.

The building in the middle of the photo is the Lindisfarne Oysters building, who farm Pacific Oysters in the waters here. In the background can be seen Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Lindisfarne Castle  Guile Point 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 130 404 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:39.4631N 1:47.6570W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NU 130 404
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