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Lighthouses on the Isle of Man

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Bob Schrage
updated: 29-08-2017

2.10 Isle of Man


Table of Lighthouses - Isle of Man
Name Est Engineer Lat, Lon Character Range Admiralty Authority
Calf of Man 1818 Robert Stevenson 54°03.202' N, 04°49.748' W Discontinued -.- -.- Manx National Heritage
Chicken Rock 1875 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
54°02.271' N, 04°50.315' W Fl W 5s 48km/27nM A4648 Northern Lighthouse Board
Douglasd Head 1851 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
54°08.599' N, 04°27.947' W Fl W 10s 44km/24nM A4770 Northern Lighthouse Board
Langness 1880 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
54°03.294' N, 04°37.504' W Fl(2)W 30s 19.5km/12nM A???? Northern Lighthouse Board
Maughold Head 1914 David A. Stevenson/
Charles Stevenson
54°17.734' N, 04°18.585' W Fl(3)W 30s 39km/21nM A4786 Northern Lighthouse Board
Point of Ayre 1818 Robert Stevenson 54°24.940' N, 04°22.090' W Fl(4) W 20s 35km/19nM A4720 Northern Lighthouse Board

Isle of Man



Isle of Man Flag Isle of Man Coat of Arms

The Isle of Man (/ˈmæn/; Manx: Ellan Vannin [ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn]), also known simply as Mann, is a self-governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is represented by a Lieutenant Governor. Foreign relations and defence are the responsibility of the British Government.

The Isle of Man is located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea, almost equidistant from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland (closest), and Wales (furthest). It is 52 kilometers (32 mi) long and, at its widest point, 22 kilometers (14 mi) wide. It has an area of around 572 km2 (221 mikm2). Besides the island of Mann itself, the political unit of the Isle of Man includes some nearby small islands: the seasonally inhabited Calf of Man, Chicken Rock on which stands an unmanned lighthouse, St Patrick's Isle and St Michael's Isle. The last two of these are connected to themain island by permanent roads/causeways.

At the 2011 census, the Isle of Man was home to 84,497 people, of whom 27,938 resided in the island's capital, Douglas and 9,273 in the adjoining village of Onchan.

In 1266, the island became part of Scotland by the Treaty of Perth, after being a part of Norway. After a period of alternating rule by the kings of Scotland and England, the island came under the feudal lordvessel of the English Crown in 1399. The lordvessel revested into the British Crown in 1765, but the island never became part of the Kingdom of Great Britain or its successor the United Kingdom, retaining its status as an internally self-governing Crown dependency.


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