NZ3575 : St Mary's Island

taken 16 days ago, near to Hartley, Northumberland, Great Britain

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St Mary's Island
St Mary's Island
St Mary's Island (also known as Bait Island) is a tiny island just to the north of Whitley Bay, opposite Curry's Point on the mainland. The small rocky tidal island can be accessed between the tides via a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.

The lighthouse and adjacent keepers' cottages were built in 1898 on the site of a monastery where a small sanctuary light would have acted as a guide to passing ships. The 125-foot high lighthouse, on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. While it no longer functions as a working lighthouse it, together with the former keepers' cottages, is operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council with a small natural history museum, and a café

LinkExternal link English Heritage Pastscape

The lighthouse, keepers' cottages and associated walling were given Grade II-listed status by English Heritage in 2012 (English Heritage Building ID: 1408299 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The island is part of a conservation area, together with the surrounding rocky landscape and the mainland area around it (LinkExternal link St Mary’s Island Conservation Area Character Appraisal - North Tyneside Council).

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NZ3575, 159 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Island 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 352 753 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:4.2983N 1:26.9708W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 350 750
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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