Telford Beacon

The Telford beacon originally marked the entrance to King William IV Dock in Dundee.  It was established in the mid-1830s and designed by James Leslie.  Leslie had been advised by engineer Thomas Telford, after which the lighthouse was named.

The lighthouse was discontinued in the 1960s following the Tay Road Bridge’s construction since the harbour it guarded was filled in prior to the bridge being built. The lighthouse was relocated to a park just west of the bridge.

Following further redevelopment of the waterfront area, the lighthouse once again became landlocked and was moved a second time on 23rd November 2010, back to the waterfront where you can find it alongside the bridge.  

Here is  a timelapse of the Telford Beacon being moved in 2010.