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Helliar Holm

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OS grid reference  HY484153
Country  Scotland
Height  13 m
Island group  Orkney
Council area  Orkney
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Population  0
Opened  1893
Automated  1967
Lieutenancy area  Orkney
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Similar  Muckle Skerry, Graemsay, Brough of Birsay, Noup Head Lighthouse, Burroughston Broch

Helliar Holm is an uninhabited island off the coast of Shapinsay in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It is home to a 42-foot-tall (13 m) lighthouse, which was built in 1893 and automated in 1967. It is a tidal island that used to be connected to Shapinsay. It is still possible to walk across from the mainland during very low tides.

Map of Helliar Holm, United Kingdom

The island also has the ruins of a broch, cairn and chapel.

In the Orkneyinga Saga it is referred to as both "Hellisey" and "Eller Holm" and John of Fordun refers to it as "Helene-holm"

References

Helliar Holm Wikipedia


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