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.
Online maps of Skerries are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: