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Pilot beacon (N)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cylch-y-Garn, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4048 / 53°24'17"N

Longitude: -4.5617 / 4°33'42"W

OS Eastings: 229802

OS Northings: 392836

OS Grid: SH298928

Mapcode National: GBR HM3P.WQB

Mapcode Global: WH41X.WPX4

Entry Name: Pilot beacon (N)

Listing Date: 27 November 2000

Last Amended: 27 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24435

Building Class: Maritime

Location: In an isolated rural location overlooking the coast at Carmel Head. The N beacon is sited c220m NE of the other land based beacon and the 2 are aligned with the 3rd beacon, located on the islet of We

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Locality: Carmel Head

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Early C19 pilot beacon, erected by Trinity House in the 1830s. One of a pair erected at Carmel Head, used in conjunction with a beacon on West Mouse (Maen y Bugael) and the lighthouse at the Skerries as an aid to navigation into the harbour at Holyhead.

Exterior

Tall navigation marker, c10m high and 5.5m wide; built of rubble masonry, mortared, the front 'face' once heavily limewashed. Comprises raking slab angled slightly to the rear against a raking buttress. The raking buttress has a rounded head and front face has stone capping; the front face of the raking slab is set in alignment with the other 2 beacons.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved early C19 pilot beacon or navigation marker, part of a navigational system including the lighthouse at The Skerries and other pilot beacons along the north Anglesey coast at Carmel Head.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pilot beacon (S)
    In an isolated rural location overlooking the coast at Carmel Head. The S beacon is sited c220m SW of the other land based beacon and the 2 are aligned with the 3rd beacon, located on the islet of We
  • II Cornbarn-cowhouse range at Mynachdy
    In an isolated rural location and in an elevated position along a trackway to the W of the main farmstead group at Mynachdy and c100m SW of the house.
  • II Mynachdy
    In an isolated rural location and reached by private trackway leading N off the country road between Llanfairynghornwy and Llanfaethlu; c2.3km NW of the Church of St Mary at Llanfairynghornwy and 1.5k
  • II Courtyard stable block at Mynachdy
    In an isolated rural location, forming an element of the farmstead group centred round, and c50m S of the house at Mynachdy.
  • II Stable-cartshed range at Mynachdy
    In an isolated rural location, forming an element of the farmstead group centred round, and c80m S of the house at Mynachdy.
  • II Pilot beacon on West Mouse (Maen y Bugael)
    In an isolated location, erected on the islet of West Mouse (Maen y Bugael); located c1.2km off Carmel Head at the NW corner of Anglesey. Aligns with the 2 land based beacons at Carmel Head.

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