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Davaar Lighthouse


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An island east of Trench Flat at High Tide. Between 1449-1508 this island was known as Sanct Barre. Davaar is a modern form of Da-Bharr, meaning double pointed island. Davaar is at the mouth of Campbelltown Loch and linked with the mainland by a bank of shingle which can be crossed at low tide.

One and one third acres were purchased in the mid 1800's in order to build the lighthouse and buildings. The contractor who built it was John Barr & co. The original light used a mercury vapour lamp in conjunction with mirrors driven by clockwork machinery. The station also had a siren fog horn signal. This light was automated in 1983.

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Davaar Lighthouse, Argyllshire

Current status:


Geographic Position:

55 25.688'N   005 32.428'W

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White tower with 80 steps to the top of tower

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Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

20 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

37 metres

Character of light:

Flashing (2) White every 10 secs

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

23 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

take A83 south as far as it goes





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Page Ref: Davaar Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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