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Latitude: 56.1859 / 56°11'9"N
Longitude: -2.5565 / 2°33'23"W
OS Eastings: 365554
OS Northings: 699386
OS Grid: NT655993
Mapcode National: GBR ND1C.HJT
Mapcode Global: WH8V0.PST7
Entry Name: Isle of May the Beacon, Former Lighthouse
Listing Date: 1 March 1984
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333649
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2686
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Anstruther Wester
Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward
Parish: Anstruther Wester
Traditional County: Fife
Stump of 1636 lighthouse remains to N of Tarbethole.
Originally resembled small square tower house. Now single
storey with castellated parapet raised over angles. Harled.
Door with roll-moulded architrave, corniced, roll-moulded
panel above with date 1636 and crest, window to right of
door. Newel stair and 17th century chimneypiece with
strapwork decoration above and initials of the Cunningham
Scheduled Ancient Monument, No 887.
Built by John Cunningham of Barnes.
Originally 40 feet high.
Sir Walker Scott persuaded the Northern Lighthouse Board to
keep this part of the old lighthouse "to ruin it a la
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