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Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    SOUND OF JURA
  • Canmore ID
    158171
  • Site type
    LIGHTHOUSE (PERIOD UNASSIGNED)
  • County
    ARGYLL
  • Parish
    JURA
  • Council
    ARGYLL AND BUTE
  • NGR
    NR 60457 71194
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.874178N, 5.8309W
  • Archaeological notes
    NR67SW 1 60457 71194 Skervuile Lighthouse [NAT] OS (GIS) AIB, March 2008. Location formerly entered as NR 6045 7129. Not to be confused with Ruadh Sgeir Beacon (NR 72141 92698), for which see NR79SW 8. This rock lighthouse was constructed to mark an isolated and dangerous group of stacks near the southern end of the Sound of Jura. It was constructed (as part of a major programme of construction) by David and Thomas Stevenson, and was first lit in 1865, having remained unlit for five years after its completion on account of a disagreement between the Commissioners of Northern Lights and the Board of Trade. It was reduced to the status of a minor light in 1945, when it was converted to automatic operation. Access to this lighthouse was evidently difficult. In November 1881, a gale sank the Skervuile relief boat at her moorings in Lowlandman's Bay [name centred NR 568 727], Jura. Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 31 March 2008. R W Munro 1979; S Krauskopf 2001.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan section of tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights' 'Sound of Jura' 'Sheet no 3'.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of plan showing proposed addition to tower. Northern Lights, sheet No.1
  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing of proposed addition to the tower showing elevation, section and plans.
  • 158171 (22/7/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing section, elevation and plan of inside and outer door.
  • 158171 (30/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing proposed addition to tower. The part coloured red shows the stone required.
  • 158171 (9/1862)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower with diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (9/1862)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower with diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of plan of rock. Northern Lights, sheet No.1
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower. In addition a diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (30/1/1856)
    Photographic copy of tracing from MacKenzie's charts for Jura lighthouse.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and elevation of tower and stair enclosure and section through hatchway. Northern Lights, sheet no 2
  • 158171 (1861)
    Scanned image of photographic copy of plan section of tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights' 'Sound of Jura' 'Sheet no 3'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Scanned image of photographic copy of plan of rock and sections showing site of tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura Skervuile' 'Plan of Rock' 'Sheet no 1'. Digital image of E 25856 CN.
  • 158171 (3/1865)
    Scanned image of photographic copy of plan of iron pathway. Titled: 'Sound of Jura' 'Drawing of Iron Pathway' 'Northern Lights'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Scanned image of photographic copy of plan showing elevation of tower and stair enclosure. Titled: 'Northern Lights' 'Sound of Jura' 'Sheet no 2'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Scanned image of photographic copy of plan of rock. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura' 'Plan of Rock' 'Sheet no 1'.
  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Scanned image of drawing showing proposed addition to tower. Photographic copy of elevation, section and plans of tower.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Scanned image of drawing showing plan of door, gutter and chimney details. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura' 'Details' 'Sheet No 8'. Digital image of E 25846 CN.
  • 158171 (30/1/1882)
    Scanned image of drawing of proposed addition to tower. The part coloured red shows the stone required. Photographic copy of plans and section of tower.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Scanned image of photographic copy of drawing showing details of doors. Photographic copy of section, elevation and plan of inside and outer door.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Proposed addition to tower. Elevation, section and plans of tower.
  • 158171 (30/1/1882)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Proposed addition to tower. The part coloured red shows the stone required. Plans and section of tower.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Details of doors. Section, elevation and plan of inside and outer door.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan of elevation and section of tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura' 'Section of Tower' 'Sheet No 8'.
  • 158171 (3/1865)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan of iron pathway. Titled: 'Sound of Jura' 'Drawing of Iron Pathway' 'Northern Lights'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan showing elevation of tower and stair enclosure. Titled: 'Northern Lights' 'Sound of Jura' 'Sheet no 2'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan section of tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights' 'Sound of Jura' 'Sheet no 3'.
  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan showing proposed addition to tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights' 'Skervuile Lighthouse' 'Proposed Addition to Tower' 'Sheet no 1'.
  • 158171 (30/1/1856)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Tracing from MacKenzie's charts for Jura lighthouse.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan of elevation and section of tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura' 'Section of Tower' 'Sheet No 8'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan of rock and sections showing site of tower. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura Skervuile' 'Plan of Rock' 'Sheet no 1'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan of door, gutter and chimney details. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura' 'Details' 'Sheet No 8'.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. Plan of rock. Titled: 'Northern Lights Sound of Jura' 'Plan of Rock' 'Sheet no 1'.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of plan showing proposed addition to tower. Northern Lights, sheet No.1
  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing of proposed addition to the tower showing elevation, section and plans.
  • 158171 (16/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing of proposed addition to the tower showing elevation, section and plans.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and sections of door, gutter and chimney details. Northern Lights, sheet No 8
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and sections of door, gutter and chimney details. Northern Lights, sheet No 8
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower. In addition a diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of plan of rock. Northern Lights, sheet No.1
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of plan of rock. Northern Lights, sheet No.1
  • 158171 (22/7/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing section, elevation and plan of inside and outer door.
  • 158171 (22/7/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing section, elevation and plan of inside and outer door.
  • 158171 (30/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing proposed addition to tower. The part coloured red shows the stone required.
  • 158171 (30/1/1882)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing proposed addition to tower. The part coloured red shows the stone required.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower. In addition a diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (9/1862)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower with diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (9/1862)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower with diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (3/1865)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of iron pathway with details of the mooring ring and sections across the pathway .
  • 158171 (3/1865)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of iron pathway with details of the mooring ring and sections across the pathway .
  • 158171 (23/3/1859)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of rock with site of tower and sections across the rock. Northern Lights, sheet No.1
  • 158171 (23/3/1859)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of rock with site of tower and sections across the rock. Northern Lights, sheet No.1
  • 158171 (23/3/1859)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and elevation of tower and elevation of the stair enclosure. In addition, a plan of the hatchway joists and section through hatchway. Northern Lights, sheet No.2
  • 158171 (23/3/1859)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and elevation of tower and elevation of the stair enclosure. In addition, a plan of the hatchway joists and section through hatchway. Northern Lights, sheet No.2
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower. In addition a diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (21/5/1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and section of tower. In addition a diagram of the stair. Northern Lights, sheet No.3
  • 158171 (30/1/1856)
    Photographic copy of tracing from MacKenzie's charts for Jura lighthouse.
  • 158171 (30/1/1856)
    Photographic copy of tracing from MacKenzie's charts for Jura lighthouse.
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and elevation of tower and stair enclosure and section through hatchway. Northern Lights, sheet no 2
  • 158171 (1861)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and elevation of tower and stair enclosure and section through hatchway. Northern Lights, sheet no 2
  • 158171 (1900)
    Jura, Sound of Jura, Skervuile Lighthouse. General view of building with two figures.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Argyllshire, Sheet CLXXXIX1878