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Swona Lighthouse

Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Swona Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Swona Beacon; Pentland Firth

Canmore ID 74481

Site Number ND38SE 7

NGR ND 3813 8380

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish South Ronaldsay
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND38SE 7 3817 8380

Swona lighthouse was established in 1906 as a minor automatic light. It was replaced in 1983 by a white concrete column 6m high.

K Allardyce and M Hood 1986.

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Construction (1906)

Swona lighthouse was established in 1906 as a minor automatic light. It was replaced in 1983 by a white concrete column 6m high.

K Allardyce and M Hood 1986.

Modification (1983)

Earlier cast iron tower replaced by concrete tower in 1983.

K Allardyce and E M Hood 1986

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