DULAS ISLAND REFUGE TOWER

Site Details



NPRN
41289
Map Reference
SH59SW
Grid Reference
SH5005490179
Unitary (Local) Authority
Maritime
Old County
Maritime
Community
Maritime
Type of Site
Sailors Refuge
Broad Class
Maritime
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description

This 9m high, stone tower with a tapering top was built by Colonel James Hughes of Lys Dulas in 1821 as a landmark and also as a refuge for sailors shipwrecked on the island. The tower was supplied with essential foodstuffs to provide aid and comfort until the sailors could be rescued. A tablet on the tower is inscribed '1821, Col. James Hughes owner'.

Sources include:
Holden, C, 2008, The Essential Underwater Guide to North Wales, Vol 2, pg136
Historic Admiralty Chart 1170-A4, RCAHMW Digital Collections sourced from UK Hydrographic Office (published 1839)

RCAHMW, October 2011.

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