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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference NLC63
Title Isle of May Lighthouse
Dates 1836-1989
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description The earlist lighthouse in Scotland was constructed on the Isle of May by James Maxwell of Innerwick and John Cunninghame of Barnes, under a patent from Charles I of 1635 (APS V, p585). An 1814 act (54 Geo III c.136) empowered the Commissioners to purchase the May light from the Duke and Duchess of Portland, its then owners, and the present lighthouse was then built on the site and illuminated from 1816. This was automated in 1989.
Level Series
Extent 0.19 Linear Metres
Finding aids Paper catalogue
Format Text
Language English

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