Noup Head Lighthouse

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.

Noup Head Lighthouse
Noup Head Lighthouse in 2006
LocationNoup Head
Coordinates59.331104°N 3.070324°W / 59.331104; -3.070324
Year first constructed1898
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Tower height24 metres (79 ft)
Focal height79 metres (259 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 30s.
Admiralty numberA3736
NGA number3292
ARLHS numberSCO-158
Managing agentNorthern Lighthouse Board[1][2]
Heritagecategory B listed building 

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

See also


  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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