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Detached former Keeper's Dwelling at Skerries Lighthouse

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4214 / 53°25'16"N

Longitude: -4.6086 / 4°36'30"W

OS Eastings: 226755

OS Northings: 394788

OS Grid: SH267947

Mapcode National: GBR GMZN.KQK

Mapcode Global: WH41X.58PG

Entry Name: Detached former Keeper's Dwelling at Skerries Lighthouse

Listing Date: 29 March 1996

Last Amended: 27 November 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18029

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On low ground N of the lighthouse.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Locality: The Skerries

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

The first lighthouse was established on the Skerries islands c1716, and rebuilt c1759. The former Keeper's house probably dates from the first period of occupation of the island, c1720. It was superseded by the construction of new accommodation integrated with a new lighthouse in 1851, and appears to have been re-roofed at some time, possibly in the late C19.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as the earliest surviving keeper's house in Wales, and possibly the first such purpose-built dwelling anywhere.

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