Esha Ness Lighthouse

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Esha Ness Lighthouse
Eshaness Lighthouse.JPG
Esha Ness lighthouse on Shetland Islands
Esha Ness Lighthouse is located in Shetland
Esha Ness Lighthouse
Location Northmavine Peninsula
Coordinates 60°29′22″N 1°37′38″W / 60.489314°N 1.627209°W / 60.489314; -1.627209Coordinates: 60°29′22″N 1°37′38″W / 60.489314°N 1.627209°W / 60.489314; -1.627209
Year first constructed 1915 (first)
Year first lit 1929 (current)
Automated 1974
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape square tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Height 12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 61 metres (200 ft)
Intensity 46,500 candela
Range 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 12s.
Admiralty number A3838
NGA number 3544
ARLHS number SCO-075
Managing agent Northern Lighthouse Board[1] [2]
Heritage category B listed building Edit this on Wikidata

Eshaness Lighthouse is situated on the Northmavine peninsula in the north-west of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It sometimes rendered as Esha Ness Lighthouse.

The lighthouse has a tapering, square tower 12 metres (39 ft) high and was built by David Alan Stevenson, one of the famous 'lighthouse' Stevensons, between 1925 and 1929. It was built from concrete because of the unsuitability of local stone.

It flashes white every 12 seconds and has a nominal range of 25 nautical miles (46 km). The light was automated in 1974 and the former lighthouse keepers' accommodation now serves as holiday accommodation. It is owned by the Shetland Amenity Trust.

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  1. ^ Esha Ness] The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 28 May 2016
  2. ^ Eshaness Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 28 May 2016

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