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Hi All, 

Does anyone happen to know where I can lay my hands on construction plans for British lighthouses?

I've found a reference to Stevenson collection that apparently has some Scottish lighthouse drawings, here: https://www.nls.uk/collections/maps/collections/special-collections#stevenson

But I can't find an index, nor any info on how to get access. I've emailed them, but haven't heard back yet. Physically going to London or Edinburgh isn't a problem.

 

I'm just considering building a scale model... Not sure which one, but probably Rubha nan Gall (I love it out there on Mull) or similar.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Anthony, 

I did, but strange thing, lighthouses listed on their website are all in the south, far from all of those in England and Wales, although supposedly they are the overall general authority. And they don't cover Scotland at all, as far as I understand. Greenwich might have something, or the British Library, but so far I haven't found anything.

 

Thanks anyway, 

Pavel

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Missed that one, thanks, although I've been to that website. Still, no plans, only history.

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1 hour ago, RPaul said:

Missed that one, thanks, although I've been to that website. Still, no plans, only history.

I would contact them, as the standing authority for lighthouses they're most likely to have plans, even if they're not publicly offering them on their site. And wouldn't enough good photographs serve the purpose? If you know the height of the lighthouse from standard data, you could scale everything from good quality photos.

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Found it. Looks like the records of Northern Lighthouse Board are available for £8.25 each on canmore.org.uk. The only problem is that there's no preview, descriptions are often missing, and there are too many documents to buy them all :)

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