St Mary's Lighthouse

  • Description

    St. Mary's Lighthouse, just north of Whitley Bay, on the north east coast. The small tidal island is linked to the mainland by a concrete causeway, which is submerged at high tide. St. Mary's Island was once known as Bates Island, probably because it was owned by Thomas Bates surveyor for Northumberland under Queen Elizabeth I in the 1580s. The lighthouse and adjacent keepers' cottages were built in 1898 on the site of a monastery where a small sanctuary light acted as a guide to passing ships. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1984." >View large on black
  • Owner

    Bryan Ledgard
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 5 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 751 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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