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Latitude: 56.1857 / 56°11'8"N
Longitude: -2.5574 / 2°33'26"W
OS Eastings: 365500
OS Northings: 699364
OS Grid: NT655993
Mapcode National: GBR ND1C.H4V
Mapcode Global: WH8V0.PSDC
Plus Code: 9C8V5CPV+72
Entry Name: Lighthouse, Isle Of May
Listing Name: Isle of May, Isle of May Lighthouse
Listing Date: 1 March 1984
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333678
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2712
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Anstruther Wester
Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward
Parish: Anstruther Wester
Traditional County: Fife
Tagged with: Lighthouse
Interior: Circular stair in tower with teardrop cast iron balusters and walls plastered and lined as ashlar. First floor Commissioner's Board Room has a large black marble chimneypiece with iron grate flanked by caryatid figures, back plate depicting the Birth of Aphrodite, and a fireguard with lyre motif. Pointed-headed entrance at base of tower with panelled door,set-offs to each stage and each stage with pointed windows with Y tracery to each face. Corbelled parapets throughout, those to the residential block incorporate the flues. Substantial storage block extends from centre of rear elevation with castellated turrets and square battered pylon blocks set into slope of land. Lantern, 1924 by David A Stevenson. Lattice frame to lantern; light suspended on mercury tank with French louvred crystals and lenses; rotation by clockwork mechanism, weights.
Minor text update to description (non-statutory information) in 2016.
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