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Skerries, Anglesey

Historical Description

Skerries, a group of rocky islands off the NW coast of Anglesey, 2 miles NW of Carnal Point, and 8½ N by E of Holyhead. They have grand rock scenery, abound with sea-fowl, and are said to contain asbestos. A lighthouse was erected on the largest in 1714, shows an intermittent light 117 feet high, visible at the distance of 16 miles, brought a revenue in 1835 and previous years of about £20,000 per annum to the owner. The group was sold in 1835 to the Trinity Board for £445,000.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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CountyIsle of Anglesey
RegionNorth Wales