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NET-175 IJzeren vuurtoren Ens (Iron profile tower Ens) 

Town Schokland
Location Schokland south end
Position Lat (dms) 52°37’13” N
Position Long (dms) 5°46’24” E
QTH-locator JO22VO
Year built 1856
Material Iron profile
Height construction (m)  -
Height light (m) -
Range light (mi) -
Characterisic Deactivated 1940

Additional information:

NET-038 Ens H and NET-175 Schokland H are both registered by the ARLHS in 2006 without further information, except that it is classified as “historic”. No physical evidence left on the location is to be expected. The names can give a clue what was intended by this entry. 

Here is an interpretation concerning NET-038/175:

“Ens” in the context of lighthouses refers a settlement on the southern tip of Schokland island. The island is now landlocked. The location Ens had a light since unknown date, but at least since 1618 the location had three generations of stone structures on the same spot. In books they often carry the name: light beacon of Ens. Only the fundament of the 3rd tower is left today (four rows of bricks high). NET-038 might refer to these successive structures. 

This last 3rd  tower is replaced by an iron cast tower including a keepers house in 1865, just a couple of meters away, on a mound atop of fundaments of a church. The height of the construction was approx. 10 m. The original light range is unknown, but probably > 8 nm. Deactivated in 1940. The iron profile skeleton structure fully disassembled in 1944. The excavated foundations of the church are still visible. This lighthouse is named: Schokker Jaap or just Schokland. NET-175 might refer to this light.

Last updated: August 2020