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Bangor University
Great Orme Lighthouse and Telegraph Station Logbooks

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS ORME

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Great Orme Lighthouse and Telegraph Station Logbooks

Short Title: Great Orme Lighthouse and Telegraph Station Logbooks

Creation date(s): 1871 July 6 - 1928 April 27

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 17 items

Name of creator(s): Employees of the Great Orme Lighthouse and Telegraph Station, Llandudno

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The lighthouse, located two miles from the centre of the historic Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno, North Wales, was constructed in 1862 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, which built the fortress like building using dressed limestone and large amounts of Canadian pitch pine. It acted as a beacon providing a continuous warning of danger to seafarers until March 1985 when the optic was removed. Today it is the site of a visitor centre on the summit of the Great Orme. On entering the lighthouse, visitors see the impressive Keepers' Hall with its 6 metre pitch pine panelling and gallery, built to allow privacy between the two keepers and their families.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: This collection contains logbooks maintained by the employees of Great Orme Lighthouse. Llandudno, North Wales. Information entered in the logbooks relates to weather including winds and temperature. Also includes remarks regarding any sightings or other occurrences during the watch and the condition of the equipment and apparatus used by the lighthouse keeper. Contains the signature of the person in charge of the watch and date and time of duty.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material has been arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 3093-3110

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Lighthouses | Wales | Llandudno

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Orme Lighthouse and Telegraph Station
Mersey Docks and Harbour Company

Places
Great Orme (Wales)

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