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Brough Of Birsay, Lighthouse

Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Brough Of Birsay, Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 74471

Site Number HY22NW 65

NGR HY 23469 28550

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Birsay And Harray
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY22NW 65 23469 28550

Grey castellated tower and building.

Admiralty list of lights 1980.

HY 2347 2854. This lighthouse was built as a major automatic light in 1925 by engineer David A Stevenson. It was modernised in 1983.

K Allardyce and E M Hood 1986.


Construction (1925)

Light established in 1925; built as an automatic light.

K Allardyce and E M Hood 1986


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