Stroma, Old Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Site Name Stroma, Old Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse

Alternative Name(s) Pentland Firth; Stroma I

Canmore ID 280325

Site Number ND37NE 20

NGR ND 353 792

NGR Description ND c. 353 792

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Canisbay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

c. 353 792

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

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 October 2006.

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