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Stoer Head Lighthouse

House(S) (Period Unassigned), Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Stoer Head Lighthouse

Classification House(S) (Period Unassigned), Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Stoerhead Lighthouse; Cluas Deas; Point Of Stoer Head, Lighthouse And Lighthouse Keeper's Dwellings; North Minch

Canmore ID 4524

Site Number NC03SW 6

NGR NC 00370 32967

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/4524

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Assynt
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC03SW 6 00370 32967

Stoerhead Lighthouse [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1971.

(Location cited as NC 003 330). Stoer Head Lighthouse, built 1870, engineers D and T Stevenson. A short circular-section tower linked at two levels to a flat-roofed two-storey block of keepers' houses.

J R Hume 1977.

This shore lighthouse guards the E (mainland) side of the northern entrance into the Minch. It was built by David and Thomas Stevenson in 1870, and became a major automatic light in 1978. The (former) keepers' house lie adjacent, and remain in short-term residential use.

Stoer Head (Point of Stoer) is at NC 022 356.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 August 2008.

R W Munro 1979; K Allardyce and E M Hood 1986; S Krauskopf 2001.

Activities

Construction (1870)

Light established in 1870.

R W Munro 1979

Modification (1978)

Automated in 1978.

R W Munro 1979

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