Noup Head Lighthouse

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Noup Head Lighthouse
Noup Head Lighthouse in 2006
Noup Head Lighthouse is located in Orkney Islands
Noup Head Lighthouse
Location Noup Head
Coordinates 59°19′52″N 3°04′13″W / 59.331104°N 3.070324°W / 59.331104; -3.070324Coordinates: 59°19′52″N 3°04′13″W / 59.331104°N 3.070324°W / 59.331104; -3.070324
Year first constructed 1898
Automated 1964
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Height 24 metres (79 ft)
Focal height 79 metres (259 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 30s.
Admiralty number A3736
NGA number 3292
ARLHS number SCO-158
Managing agent Northern Lighthouse Board[1] [2]

Noup Head Lighthouse lies on the north west headland of the isle of Westray, in Orkney, Scotland. It was constructed by David A Stevenson in 1898 for the Northern Lighthouse Board.

The lighthouse was converted to solar power using a solar array in 2001.

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  1. ^ Noup Head The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 26 May 2016
  2. ^ Noup Head Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 26 May 2016

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