The BELL ROCK LIGHTHOUSE

“ R. L. S. ” has given us a charming description of his grandfather in his book “ Records of a Family of Engineers ” , in which he speaks highly of the “ Account of the Bell Rock Lighthouse " and quotes freely from it .

Author: Robert Stevenson

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An Account of the Bell Rock Light House

But, under an erroneous impression, he brought forward an account, containing an enumeration of charges connected with the Bell Rock, from the year 1792; and by applying these items to the imaginary profits of trade, the sum amounted to ...

Author: Robert Stevenson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752430567

Category: Fiction

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Reproduction of the original: An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House by Robert Stevenson

An Account of the Bell Rock Light House Including the Details of the Erection and Peculiar Structure of That Edifice to which is Prefixed a Historical View of the Institution and Progress of the Northern Light Houses

I now come to treat in detail of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, as the chief object of this work; and, in the present chapter, I propose to give the general history, and a description of this dangerous Rock. Name of the Rock.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Among the Nations of Europe, the Scots have always been allowed to possess a considerable share of maritime enterprise. The local situation and circumstances of Scotland necessarily directed the genius of its people to the pursuit of nautical affairs. Their voyages to the Hanseatic Towns, and to all the commercial countries of Europe, were naturally longer than those of their more southern neighbours of England, who were separated from the Continent only by a narrow channel, which must have rendered their communication in the rude periods of maritime discovery comparatively easy. The voyages of the Scots even to the most contiguous parts of France and the Low Countries were upwards of 140 leagues, along a coast intersected by innumerable shoals; and, in the time of war, lay so open to the attacks of English ships, that, in prosecuting them, the navigators were obliged to abandon the usual track, and hold a course far from the shelter of the land, exposed to all the dangers of the seas and the vicissitudes of the weather. In those early periods of our national history, when Britain was divided into two separate and independent states, jealous of each other, it became necessary for Scotland to form alliances with foreign powers, when distant voyages, and much intercourse by sea was indispensable. The frequent struggles with the marauding powers of the North, obliged her to keep a more considerable navy than would otherwise have been required for the protection of her commerce. The connection likewise, with Denmark and Norway, through the marriage of James III. with Margaret daughter of Christian I., in 1469, was attended with the final annexation of the Orkney and Shetland Islands to the Crown of Scotland;—circumstances which naturally extended her foreign traffic, and completely united the dominion and the navigation of the whole line of her coast. It was reserved, however, for the influence and happy effects of the Union of the Crowns and Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, to draw forth the full energies of these countries. During the long and glorious reign of his late Majesty, the name and character of the United Kingdom have been highly advanced in arms, while her works of industry, have not only flourished at home, but been extended to the remotest parts of the world.

The Engineer s and Mechanic s Encyclopaedia Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire

The light - room was prepared in London ; it consisted of eight castiron pillars for containing copper sash - frames for ... We now proceed to a brief account of the Bell - rock lighthouse , which , like its model , the Eddystone ...

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Bell Rock Lighthouse

Rennie was more outraged when he heard that Stevenson was preparing an account of the building of the Bell Rock, without even bothering to consult him. The account, the primary source for these two chapters, was published in 1824, ...

Author: Michael A. W. Strachan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445670615

Category: Architecture

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A lavishly illustrated history of the iconic Bell Rock lighthouse which has stood as an industrial ‘wonder of the world’ since its completion in 1811.

The Bell Rock Lighthouse

Author: Robert Stevenson

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The Craftsman Series The Bell Rock Lighthouse

Stevenson often acknowledged his own debt, as an engineer, to Smeaton's “Narrative of Eddystone”, and the “Account”, which, as its lengthy title-page shows, was “ drawn up by desire of the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses” and ...

Author: Robert Stevenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107610931

Category: History

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This 1931 book is comprised of extracts from An Account of the Bell Rock Lighthouse (1824) by Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), a renowned Scottish civil engineer who specialised in the design and construction of lighthouses. A highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in civil engineering.

The Monthly critical gazette

636 Account of the Bell - Rock Lighthouse , $ c . ( SCIENCE . ... At their meetings all matters falling under the economy and connected with the arrangement of the light - houses are regulated . An account of all monies received and ...

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Scottish Lighthouses

The interlocking pattern through the courses of the Bell Rock were designed to strengthen the structure. (From Robert Stevenson's An Account of the Bell Rock LightHouse) The full first course of the Bell Rock Lighthouse.

Author: Michael A. W. Strachan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445658402

Category: Architecture

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A fascinating pictorial history of Scottish lighthouses.

The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts

Account of the Erection of the Bell Rock Lighthouse . [ Edin . Philos . Jour . ] WE so rarely meet with minute details by scientific men of the operations of our great national works , that we gladly embrace the present opportunity of ...

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