Stroma, Old Lighthouse
Site Name Stroma, Old 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
- Council Highland
- Parish Canisbay
- Former Region Highland
- Former District Caithness
- Former County Caithness
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
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.