Emsger

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Emsger
South-bish.jpg
South Bishop from a distance
Emsger is located in Wales
Emsger
Emsger
Geography
Coordinates 51°51′05.51″N 5°24′43.88″W / 51.8515306°N 5.4121889°W / 51.8515306; -5.4121889Coordinates: 51°51′05.51″N 5°24′43.88″W / 51.8515306°N 5.4121889°W / 51.8515306; -5.4121889
Administration
Wales
County Pembrokeshire
Demographics
Population 0

Emsger or South Bishop is the largest of the Bishops and Clerks group of islets and rocks, situated west of Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Etymology[edit]

Its name can also be shown as Em-sger, Emskir or Emskyr. The second element is from Old Norse sker – a skerry, an isolated rock in the sea.

Lighthouse[edit]

The South Bishop Lighthouse, designed by James Walker, was built on the island and started operating in 1839.[1]

It reaches a height of 37 metres (121 feet), North Bishop reaching 44 metres (144 feet).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis Kelsall and Jan Kelsall (2016). The Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 194. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 

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