SW7011 : The Lizard: the lighthouse

taken 4 years ago, near to Lizard, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Lizard: the lighthouse
The Lizard: the lighthouse
The current building was erected in 1751 and originally had two lights - the one here on the eastern tower and another on a similar tower just visible at the far end. The western tower has been redundant as a light since 1903.

The building also acts as a day mark, i.e. a navigational aid for the daytime as well as a light at night. It is for this reason that the buildings are painted in white with the chimneys blackened.

The lighthouse was automated in 1998.

Today, the front buildings (out of shot to the left) house an interesting exhibition about the lighthouse, as well as information on life as a keeper in general and exhibits such as several old engines and generators.

The main buildings ahead of us are now used as holiday lets - if you're interested in booking, bear in mind that the area is prone to fog and you may well have your sleep interrupted if the fog warning horns blast into action in the small hours!
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 7043 1157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 49:57.6046N 5:12.1300W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 7045 1156
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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