Basic Site Details

Name: William Black Memorial, Duart Point
Town, district or village: Craignure
Island: Mull
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Contractor MacDougall & MacColl, Oban

Building News 22 February 1901 Page 263
'The lighthouse which is being erected at Duart Point, Mull, in memory of the novelist, William Black, is now beginning to show on that rocky promontory as tier upon tier is added to the work. The tower has been designed by Mr Leiper RSA Glasgow and the contractors are Messrs MacDougall and MacColl, Oban. Light will be supplied by compressed gas contained in a tank which will be filled periodically by the lighthouse steamer. The estimated cost of the Black Lighthouse is 1,563. Though there is a powerful light at the western point of the island of Lismore in the entrance to Loch Linnhe, not much more than a mile from Duart Point, yet several wrecks have of recent years occurred there, the last less than three months ago'.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lighthouse, Duart PointYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lighthouse  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118991900 or 1901  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1William LeiperArchitect 18991900 or 1901 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p573
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Glasgow1909   describes building as being 'near Oban'

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News22 February 1901  p263