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Shapinsay, Helliar Holm, Lighthouse

Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Shapinsay, Helliar Holm, Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Shapinsay Lighthouse

Canmore ID 74475

Site Number HY41NE 30

NGR HY 48363 15001

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Shapinsay
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY41NE 30 48363 15001

(Location cited as HY 483 151). Helliar Holm Lighthouse, completed 1839 by engineer D Alan Stevenson. An attractive 42ft (12.8m) circular-section tower, with two-storey, ridged-roof keepers' houses. Automatic since 1967.

J R Hume 1977.


Construction (1893)

Light established in 1893.

K Allardyce and E M Hood 1986

Modification (1967)

Automated in 1967.

K Allardyce and E M Hood 1986


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