Stroma, Old Lighthouse

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Alternative Names Pentland Firth; Stroma I
Site Type LIGHTHOUSE
Canmore ID 280325
Site Number ND37NE 20
NGR ND 353 792
Council HIGHLAND
Parish CANISBAY
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District CAITHNESS
Former County CAITHNESS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc ND c. 353 792

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Archaeological Notes

ND37NE 20 c. 353 792

For (successor and present) Stroma Lighthouse (ND 3537 7921), see ND37NE 12.

Name: Stroma I (c. 1889-90)
Location: N58 42 W3 07 Pentland Firth, 5 miles NW of Duncansby Head
Designed and built: Unknown
Light first exhibited: 1890
Description: Unknown
Height of light above MHW: Unknown
Height of tower: Unknown
Light source and characteristics: W Fl ev 60 secs. Petroleum spirit burner: Power and nominal range unknown
Fog warning apparatus: 1987
Manning: watched (relief arrangements unknown)
Very little is known about this lighthouse, which was only operational for 6 years
C Nicholson 1995.

This structure may be tentatively equated with the former beacon (possibly at ND 34142 75709, on Skerry), for which see ND37NW 9.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 October 2006.

1889 to 1890
 CONSTRUCTION

Notes Replaced by Stroma II lighthouse in 1896.
C Nicholson 1995

Further details

27 October 2006
 RCAHMS NOTE

Notes This structure may be tentatively equated with the former beacon (possibly at ND 34142 75709, on Skerry), for which see ND37NW 9.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 October 2006.


Further details

 
Books and References

Nicholson, C (1995) Rock lighthouses of Britain: the end of an era?, Latheronwheel, Caithness
Page(s): 203 Held at RCAHMS J.6.4.NIC

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