Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. MAYO, BLACKSOD POINT, LIGHTHOUSE

Name: SLOANE, JOHN SWAN
Building: CO. MAYO, BLACKSOD POINT, LIGHTHOUSE
Date: 1865-66
Nature: Designed by JSS. Castellated single storey building with two storey tower in centre. Red granite. Builder: Bryan Carey, Belmullet. Work supervised by Isaac Christie. Lighting apparatus by Edmundson. Cost 'unprecedentedly low sum of £2,723.6s.5½d.
Refs: General Advertiser, 23 Apr 1864; John S. Sloane, 'A History of the lighthouses of Ireland…VI', IB 22, 1 Oct 1880, 278; Bill Long, Bright Light, White Water (1993), 156,illus. between pp. 96 & 97