NU1240 : Guile Point West

taken 11 months ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Guile Point West
Guile Point West
One of a pair of navigation beacons on Guile Point, this one otherwise known as West Old Law, reflected in water on the track onto Fenham Flats used by the oyster farm, Lindisfarne Oysters. 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 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.

The two beacons are grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Structure (from Tags)
Guile Point West  West Old Law 
Place (from Tags)
Old Law  Guile Point 
Business (from Tags)
Lindisfarne Oysters 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 129 405 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:39.4804N 1:47.7017W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 129 400
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Grade II Listed  Reflection 

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