SH6481 : Trwyn Du Lighthouse

taken 3 years ago, near to Penmon, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Trwyn Du Lighthouse
Trwyn Du Lighthouse
Trwyn Du Lighthouse is a lighthouse between Dinmor Point near Penmon and Ynys Seriol, or Puffin Island, south east Anglesey, at the north entrance to the Menai Strait and marking the passage between the two islands.
The present Lighthouse is 29m tall and was designed by James Walker and built in 1835-1838. It was his first sea-washed tower, and a prototype for his more ambitious tower on the Smalls.
The Lighthouse has a stepped base designed to discourage the huge upsurge of waves that had afflicted earlier lighthouses on the site and reduce the force of the water at the bottom of the tower.
Austere vertical walls, instead of the usual graceful lines of other rock towers, are probably an economy measure. The tower has a crenellated stone parapet, in preference to iron railings on the gallery, and narrows in diameter above the half-way point. These are a features used by Walker in his other lighthouse designs. The tower is distinguished by its original three black bands painted on a white background.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 7 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Communications  Estuary, Marine 
Near (from Tags)
Anglesey 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lighthouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6413 8147 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.7609N 4:2.4518W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6433 8147
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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