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Holm of Skaw Lighthouse

Holm of Skaw

General Information


Height: 6 Metres (19.69 Feet)

Operator: Northern Lighthouse Board

Light Information


White: Nautical Miles

Located on the small island 'Holm of Skaw' just Northeast of Skaw; Britain's northernmost settlement, is a simple aluminium tower built by the Northern Lighthouse Board in the 1990s. This is a new tower as far as we know, not built to replace any previous aid to navigation, but it's exact date of construction is not known.

The light is lit using by Solar Powered LEDs but was originally lit by an encased fresnel lens which was standard for this design of tower at one time. The original Fresnel lens is on display at Hurst Castle's Lighthouse Museum on the South Coast of England.