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TP8866 - Rumble Rocks Beacon
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Rumble Rocks BeaconHU46/INTH104HU46I104448438.681176526.050.0004BEACON01/06/196100

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14117th with 115 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.67/10 (from 3 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Sep 2012
Was Last logged: 5th Jun 2019

Of the 3 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Rumble Rocks Beacon
Rumble Rocks Beacon

Logged Visits:

Good condition 5th Jun 2019  10:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Seen from the Tump Ness of Copister this morning.

Good condition 11th May 2018  14:57  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

viewed from mainland

Good condition 28th Sep 2012  13:12  by edfielden

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I am rather unsure whether the object I saw was the original beacon or not! I've logged it as 'Good' in the absence of any evidence to the contrary. A 1904 report into the grounding of a steam ship on the rocks ( ) recommends the establishment of a beacon on Rumble Rocks, while Shetlopedia ( ) describes a 'lighthouse' first lit in September 2001. It is probable that the 'tower' of the beacon seen by the OS surveyors forms part of the new 2001 'light' but I've been unable to find any 'concrete' information on the beacon online. I viewed whatever is there now from Ness of Copister (TP7416) against a backdrop of rapidly approaching rain, and again later from Heights of Ramnageo (TP3716).

Rumble Rocks Beacon Viewed from Ness of Copister (TP7416) (1.5 mi) 28/9/2012 13:12 ©edfielden
Rumble Rocks Beacon From Heights of Ramnageo (TP3716) (3.8 miles) 28/9/2012 15:35 ©edfielden

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