NN0163 : Corran Point Lighthouse and Keeper's House

taken 1 year ago, near to Corran, Highland, Great Britain

Corran Point Lighthouse and Keeper's House
Corran Point Lighthouse and Keeper's House
The Lighthouse on Corran Point was built in 1860 by Thomas and David Stevenson, for the Northern Lighthouse Board. The Light was built to help vessels navigate the Corran Narrows which is a point, eight miles south west of Fort William, in Loch Linnhe in where the distance between the opposite shores narrows considerably to little more than 300 yards at its narrowest point, thus restricting the passage of larger ships in the channel.

The Lighthouse is a 13 metre high white-painted masonry tower with gallery, lantern and keeper’s house. The lantern itself is painted black, in the same colour scheme as most Scottish lighthouses. The Lighthouse was one of the first in Britain to become automated in 1898. It remains in use today although the Keeper's house is now a private property. The lighthouse is remotely controlled from the NLB Headquarters in Edinburgh.

The lighthouse and keeper’s house are both Category C listed buildings. (lighthouse LB1689 LinkExternal link Keeper’s House LB1690 LinkExternal link Historic Environment Scotland).

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Loch Linnhe, Scotland
Loch Linnhe is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. The name Linnhe is derived from the Gaelic word linne, meaning "pool". The part upstream of Corran is known in Gaelic as An Linne Dhubh (the black pool, originally known as Loch Abar), and downstream as An Linne Sheileach (the salty pool).

Loch Linnhe follows the line of the Great Glen Fault, and is the only sea loch along the fault. Approximately 31 miles in length, it opens onto the Firth of Lorne at its south western end. The town of Fort William lies at the northeast end of the loch, at the mouth of the River Lochy.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Estuary, Marine 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 016 634 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:43.2440N 5:14.5470W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 018 634
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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