SS2227 : Hartland Point

taken 10 years ago, near to Titchberry, Devon, Great Britain

Hartland Point
Hartland Point
Trinity House, the lighthouse authority for England and Wales, have a lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula. Built in 1874 under the direction of Sir James Douglass, the tower is 18 m tall with the lamp being 37 m above mean sea level. It was blessed by Frederick Temple, Bishop of Exeter, who later became Archbishop of Canterbury. The tower was automated in 1984 and is now controlled from Trinity House Operations Centre at Harwich in Essex. Prior to automation the lighthouse was built with accommodation for four keepers and their families. The keepers' dwellings have since been demolished to make room for a Helipad to be constructed. This was necessary due to the precarious nature of the access road which is liable to frequent rock falls and landslips. Vehicular access is now very difficult and the gates tend to remain locked. The large concrete structures immediately to the south of the lighthouse were to provide the keepers with fresh water.
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SS2227, 46 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 June, 2010
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 229 278 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.3343N 4:31.5510W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 229 273
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