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Cromarty Lighthouse

Cromarty, Ross-shire

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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.

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Cromarty Lighthouse, Cromarty, Ross-shire

Current status:

discontinued in 2006

Geographic Position:

57 41.0'N  04 02.1'W

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Ceremonial County:

Ross & Cromarty


White tower with 38 steps to the top of the tower

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Height of Tower:

13 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

18 metres

Character of light:

Occulting White and Red every 10 Secs

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Range of light:

15 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

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