NT9169 : St Abb's Head Lighthouse

near to Northfield, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

St Abb's Head Lighthouse
St Abb's Head Lighthouse
The lighthouse was designed by David and Thomas Stevenson and the oil burning light became operational on 24th February 1862. It was converted to incandescent in 1906, became electric in 1966, and was automated in 1993. The lens, made from a series of perfectly polished crystal glass lenses, is the original Fresnel lens, named after the French inventor Augustin Fresnel. The light is monitored from the Northern Lighthouse Board headquarters in Edinburgh. For a general view of the lighthouse and foghorn, see NT9169 : St Abb's Head.
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2011
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9142 6923 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.9651N 2:8.3307W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9148 6917
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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