WAW031494 WALES (1950). View of South Stack, Holyhead Island, Anglesey

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Title [WAW031494] View of South Stack, Holyhead Island, Anglesey
Reference WAW031494
Date 1950
Link Coflein Archive Item 6414287
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 220170, 382250
Longitude / Latitude -4.6993013561762, 53.306342197426
National Grid Reference SH202823

Pins

The remains of various 2ndWW buildings.

redmist
Wednesday 24th of February 2021 05:12:13 PM
Location of a 2ndWW Coastal Observation Post and associated Crew Shelter.

redmist
Wednesday 24th of February 2021 05:09:12 PM
South Stack CHL must have been around here but not which buildings are part of it.

JMB
Tuesday 21st of April 2015 08:46:02 PM
The chasm between the mainland and the rock was at first traversed by a hempen cable 21 metres above sea level, along which a sliding basket was drawn carrying a passenger or stores. This system was replaced in 1828 by an iron suspension bridge 1.5 metres wide and again in 1964 by an aluminium bridge. The present footbridge was completed in mid-1997. Grants totalling £182,000 were received from the Welsh Development Agency to fund the structure which was designed and built by Laings/Mott Macdonald. The landward approach to the bridge is by descending 400 steps cut into the cliff face. With the completion of the footbridge the island and the lighthouse were reopened to visitors.

Ian Warburton
Friday 30th of January 2015 07:33:48 PM
400 Steps cut into cliff face

Ian Warburton
Friday 30th of January 2015 07:32:57 PM

User Comment Contributions

South Stack CHL

JMB
Tuesday 21st of April 2015 08:46:24 PM
South Stack Lighthouse was first envisaged in 1665 when a petition for a patent to erect the lighthouse was presented to Charles II. The patent was not granted and it was not until 9th February 1809 that the first light appeared to mark the rock. The lighthouse, erected at a cost of £12,000, was designed by Daniel Alexander and originally fitted with Argand oil lamps and reflectors. Around 1840 a railway was installed by means of which a lantern with a subsidiary light could be lowered down the cliff to sea level, when fog obscured the main light.

Ian Warburton
Friday 30th of January 2015 07:29:44 PM