Bell Rock | Lighthouse Posters & Prints

Bell Rock


Bell Rock, Angus, Scotland.

A4 (210 x 297mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

A3 (297 x 420mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

Artist: Roger O’Reilly

The artist signs each print.

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A Note from the Artist

The Bell Rock Lighthouse, off the coast of Angus, Scotland, is the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. It was built between 1807 and 1810 by Robert Stevenson on the Bell Rock (also known as Inchcape) in the North Sea, 18 km east of the Firth of Tay. Standing 35 metres tall, its light is visible from 56 km inland.

Because of the engineering challenges that were overcome to build the lighthouse, it has been described as one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World.

According to legend, Bell Rock got its name because, in the 14th century, the Abbot of Arbroath had a warning bell installed on it, which was stolen a year later by a Dutch pirate.

Work began on the the lighthouse foundations in 1807 but because the rock was covered by the tide for 20 hours a day, progress was slow. By mid 1810, the construction was mostly complete. The light was first exhibited the following February 1811.



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