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Cromarty Lighthouse

Cromarty, Ross-shire

Location Guide

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Located on George Street in Cromarty, on the south side of the entrance to Cromarty Firth.

Thomas Watson was appointed as Superintendent and David Mitchell from Montrose was the contractor responsible for the buildings. It was built at an estimated cost of 3,030 and became operational in 1846. It was automated in 1985, and the light was switched off in 2006 following a review of lights around the UK.


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Cromarty Lighthouse, Cromarty, Ross-shire

Current status:

discontinued in 2006

Geographic Position:

57 41.0'N  04 02.1'W

Grid Reference:

NH786677

Ceremonial County:

Ross & Cromarty

Appearance:

White tower with 38 steps to the top of the tower

Map Link:

Multimap

Aerial photo:

Marinas.com

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Geograph

Originally built:

1846

Current lighthouse built:

 

Height of Tower:

13 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

18 metres

Character of light:

Occulting White and Red every 10 Secs

Character of fog signal:

 

Range of light:

15 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

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NLB  

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