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Hoy Sound, Low Lighthouse

Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hoy Sound, Low Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Graemsay

Canmore ID 74422

Site Number HY20NW 24

NGR HY 24708 06643

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/74422

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Hoy And Graemsay
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY20NW 24.00 24674 06635

HY20NW 24.01 24697 06627 Keepers' Houses

HY20NW 24.02 24693 06615 Dry store

HY20NW 24.03 24702 06610 Coal Store

HY20NW 24.04 Centred 24709 06601 Boundary Walls

HY20NW 24.05 24700 06582 Sundial

Not to be confused with Hoy Sound, High Lighthouse (HY 2680 0607), for which see HY20NE 75.

(Location cited as HY 247 066). Hoy Sound Low lighthouse, completed 1851 by engineer Alan Stevenson. Hoy Low is a n unusually short tower, with 1-storeyed keepers' cottages. It was made automatic in 1966.

J R Hume 1977.

HY 246 066. Hoy Low lighthouse and associated structures.

Sponsors: Historic Scotland, Orkney Archaeological Trust.

G Wilson and H Moore 1997.

Activities

Construction (1851)

(Location cited as HY 247 066). Hoy Sound Low lighthouse, completed 1851 by engineer Alan Stevenson. Hoy Low is a n unusually short tower, with 1-storeyed keepers' cottages. It was made automatic in 1966.

J R Hume 1977

Modification (1966)

Made automatic in 1966.

J R Hume 1977

Field Visit (August 1997)

Built in 1851, the buildings comprise a low, lime washed circular lighthouse tower of staggered ashlar and a range of single-storied keepers houses with platformed roofs. The lighthouse has been automated; the keepers cottages are currently occupied.

Moore and Wilson, 1997

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey

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