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Forfar (Angus) volume 49

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info
OS1/14/49/1 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]
OS1/14/49/1 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]
OS1/14/49/1 [Page] 1 [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 [Diagram drawing included on page - see original page image]
OS1/14/49/2 BELL ROCK [continued from page 1] is 12 feet diameter and 15 feet in height, made chiefly of Cast Iron, with a Copper roof. The Reflectors revolve once in three minutes; and in thick and foggy Weather, two large Bells are tolled night and day by the machinery which moves the lights. A principal light-Keeper and three others reside in the Lighthouse, each in his turn gets ashore at the end of every Six weeks, where he remains a Fortnight, and then returns again to the Light-House. See Fullarton's Gazeteer &c &c
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OS1/14/49/3 SCORESBY'S POINT [Bell Rock] Scoresby's Point Northern Lights Commissioners' Plan of the The Bell Rock [Situation] Northern extremity of the Rock This name applies to a Rocky projection on the North end of the Bell Rock, at the West side of Gray's Rock
OS1/14/49/3 GRAY'S ROCK [Bell Rock] Gray's Rock N. L. [Northern Lights] Commissioners' Plan of Bell Rock [Situation] East side of Scoresby's Point A prominent Rock on the North end of The Bell Rock, at the east side of Scoresby's Point
OS1/14/49/3 THE MARINERS [Bell Rock] The Mariners N. L. [Northern Lights] Commrs. [Commissioners'] Plan of Bell Rock [Situation] N. [North] western portion of the Rock A Small Group of Rock situated at the N.W. [North West] point of the Bell Rock
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OS1/14/49/4 THE ARTIFICERS [Bell Rock] The Artificers Northern Lights Commissioners' Engraved Plan of the the Bell Rock [Situation] W. [West] side of the Rock A Group of Rocks on the West side of The Bell Rock, and S. [South] West from the Lighthouse.
OS1/14/49/4 THE ROYAL BURGHS [Bell Rock] The Royal Burghs N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan of the Bell Rock [Situation] About 2 chains S. [South] of The Artificers A Group of Rocks South from "The Artificers" on the Bell Rock, and S.S.W. [South South West] from the Lighthouse.
OS1/14/49/4 MACURICH'S TRACK [Bell Rock] Macurich's Track N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan of the Bell Rock [Situation] About the centre of the Rock A Track or approach to the Light House Situated between the Royal Burghs and the Fairway or Taylor's Track
OS1/14/49/4 FAIRWAY TRACK [Bell Rock] Fairway or Taylor's Track N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan of the Bell Rock [Situation] On the east side of Macurich's Track A Track or approach to the Bell Rock, immediately east of Macurich's Track.
OS1/14/49/4 TAYLOR'S TRACK [Bell Rock] Fairway or Taylor's Track N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan of the Bell Rock [Situation] On the east side of Macurich's Track A Track or approach to the Bell Rock, immediately east of Macurich's Track.
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OS1/14/49/5 BRUCE'S LEDGE [Bell Rock] Bruce's Ledge Northern Lights Commissioners' Engraved Plan of the Bell Rock [Situation] S. [South] east portion of the Rock A ledge of flat Rocks on the South end of The Bell Rock, at the South side of "Stuart's Track".
OS1/14/49/5 STUART'S TRACK [Bell Rock] Stuart's Track N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan [Situation] N. [North] side of Bruce's Lodge. A Track or approach to the Bell Rock on the South, near Bruce's Lodge.
OS1/14/49/5 PORT HAMILTON [Bell Rock] Port Hamilton N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan [Situation] East side of the Rock north of Stuart's Track A Port or landing place on The Bell Rock, near its Southern end.
OS1/14/49/5 THE CROWN LAWYERS [Bell Rock] The Crown Lawyers N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan [Situation] E. [East] side of the Rock N [North] of Port Hamilton A Group of Rocks on the east side of The Bell Rock, and S.E. [South East] from the Light House.
OS1/14/49/5 [Page] 5
OS1/14/49/6 THE MARITIME SHERIFFS [Bell Rock] The Maritime Sheriffs Northern Lights Commrs [Commissioners'] Engraved Plan of The Bell Rock [Situation] At the North eastern portion of the Rock. A Group of Rocks on the East Side of The Bell Rock, and between the Crown Lawyers and George the Third.
OS1/14/49/6 GEORGE THE THIRD [Bell Rock] George the Third N. L. Commrs [Northern Lights Commissioners'] Plan [Situation] North eastern Side of the Rock A prominent Rock on the N.E. [North East] angle of the Bell Rock and North from The Maritime Sheriffs.
OS1/14/49/6 [Page] 6 [signed] James Carpenter C.A. [Civilian Assistant] 29th Septr [September] 1860 C. N. Martin Capt R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers]
OS1/14/49/7 [Page] 7 [Volume] 49 0S1/14/49 Forfarshire NAME LIST INCHCAPE OR BELL ROCK [note] Bell Rock - Forfar: - the 6 inch Exr [Examiner] trace is attached to page 1 of this book.
OS1/14/49/8 [Page] 8 INCHCAPE OR BELL ROCK INDEX Names of Objects -- Pages Inchcape or Bell Rock -- 1 Bruce's Ledge -- 5 Fairway or Taylor's Track -- 4 George the Third -- 6 Gray's Rock -- 3 Macurich's Track -- 4 Port Hamilton -- 5 Scoresby's Point -- 3 Stuart's Track -- 5 The Mariner's -- 3 The Artificers -- 4 The Royal Burghs -- 4 The Crown Lawyers -- 5 The Maratime Sheriff's -- 6
OS1/14/49/9 [Page] 9 Co. [County] FORFAR Parish of Arbroath The Bell Rock [Map of Inchcape or The Bell Rock included on page- see original page image] [note] Examined in part of the 29th August and penned in in part of the 1st Sept [September] 1859 Michael Duggan C.A. [Civilian Assistant]