Posted on 05-Aug-2019

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History

Dondra Head Lighthouse was designed by Sir James Nicholas Douglass, with construction, by William Douglass of the Imperial Lighthouse Service,commencing in November 1887.All the building materials including the bricks and steel were imported from England. The granite rock was supplied from quarries at Dalbeattie in Scotland and Penryn in Cornwall. The lighthouse was completed and commissioned in March 1890.The combined cost of erection of the lighthouse and the Barberyn Lighthousewas ₤30,000 and was paid for by dues collected at the Basses lighthouses.

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