Stroma, Old 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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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology 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.



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