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Pilot beacon on West Mouse (Maen y Bugael)

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

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Latitude: 53.4175 / 53°25'3"N

Longitude: -4.5545 / 4°33'16"W

OS Eastings: 230331

OS Northings: 394229

OS Grid: SH303942

Mapcode National: GBR HM4N.SL8

Mapcode Global: WH41Y.0CGD

Entry Name: Pilot beacon on West Mouse (Maen y Bugael)

Listing Date: 27 November 2000

Last Amended: 27 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24436

Building Class: Maritime

Location: 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.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Locality: Carmel Head

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Early C19 pilot beacon; probably built in conjunction with the 2 land based beacons erected by Trinity House in the 1830s at Carmel Head.


Tall tapering tower, c10m high, built of stone and heavily limewashed; surmounted by large spherical cap.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved early C19 pilot beacon or navigation marker, which forms an important visual group, 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 (N)
    In an isolated rural location overlooking the coast at Carmel Head. The N beacon is sited c220m NE
  • II Pilot beacon (S)
    In an isolated rural location overlooking the coast at Carmel Head. The S beacon is sited c220m SW

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