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OS1/14/49/1

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BELL ROCK Inchcape or Bell Rock
Bell-Rock formerly called the Scape and Inch Cape
Bell-Rock
Bell Rock
Bell Rock
Bell Rock
Bell Rock
Mr John Bremnar Printer and Publisher in Arbroath
Fullarton's Gazetteer
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Lloyd's map of Scotland
Thomson's map of the British Isles
Fullarton's map of Scotland
Johnston's map of Forfarshire
[Situation] In the Northern Sea, or German Ocean, About 15 miles east of the N E [North East] Coast of Fifeshire
A Reef of Rocks in the German Ocean about twelve miles S.E. [South East] from Arbroath; it is of Red Sandstone and is Covered to the depth of about twelve feet at High water of Spring tides. In former times mariners were warned of their proximity to this perilous reef by the booming of a Bell which one of the Abbots of Arbroath had Caused to be attached to the Rock in such a way as to be tolled by the waves when the rock itself was Covered. The Light House on this Rock was Commenced in 1807 under the direction of Mr Stevenson whose plans had received the approbation of Mr Rennie C.E. [Chief Engineer] it occupied about four years Constructing the height of the lantern above high Water is 90 feet; and the light, which is revolving, and bright red alternately, is Seen at the distance of fourteen miles in clear Weather. The Reflectors are of Copper Coated with silver and formed into a parabolic Curve of exquisite precision. The Building is Circular, about 42 feet diameter at the base & 13 at the top where the lightroom rests, including which its height is altogether 115 feet; the lightroom [continued on page 2]
INCHCAPE [Bell Rock] [Situation] In the Northern Sea, or German Ocean, About 15 miles east of the N E [North East] Coast of Fifeshire A Reef of Rocks in the German Ocean about twelve miles S.E. [South East] from Arbroath; it is of Red Sandstone and is Covered to the depth of about twelve feet at High water of Spring tides. In former times mariners were warned of their proximity to this perilous reef by the booming of a Bell which one of the Abbots of Arbroath had Caused to be attached to the Rock in such a way as to be tolled by the waves when the rock itself was Covered. The Light House on this Rock was Commenced in 1807 under the direction of Mr Stevenson whose plans had received the approbation of Mr Rennie C.E. [Chief Engineer] it occupied about four years Constructing the height of the lantern above high Water is 90 feet; and the light, which is revolving, and bright red alternately, is Seen at the distance of fourteen miles in clear Weather. The Reflectors are of Copper Coated with silver and formed into a parabolic Curve of exquisite precision. The Building is Circular, about 42 feet diameter at the base & 13 at the top where the lightroom rests, including which its height is altogether 115 feet; the lightroom [continued on page 2]

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[note] copied from the plan at O.M.O. [Ordnance Mapping Office] 14 Octbr [October] 1860 - Height of Top of Lighthouse above the top of Rock 121 feet. Top of Lighthouse where mean tide - 111 feet

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