NU1340 : Lindisfarne Oysters

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

Lindisfarne Oysters
Lindisfarne Oysters
The Lindisfarne Oysters building at Guile Point, who farm Pacific Oysters in the waters here.

On the right is Guile Point East (or East Old Law), 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 (as seen in this photo) and Guile Point West (or West Old Law), off to the left of the photo, 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.

In the background can be seen Lindisfarne Castle.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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: 55:39.4630N 1:47.6484W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 130 404
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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