TG3830 : Happisburgh Lighthouse, Norfolk

near to Happisburgh, Norfolk, Great Britain

Happisburgh Lighthouse, Norfolk
Happisburgh Lighthouse, Norfolk
Not long before this photograph was taken the lighthouse was painted by the "Challenge Anneka" television programme. Unfortunately, the wrong paint was used and as you can see it started to peel off fairly quickly. I note it looks better now.

Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain.

Built in 1790, originally one of a pair - the tower is 85ft tall and the lantern is 134ft above sea level. The 'low light' which was discontinued in 1883 was 20ft lower and the pair formed leading lights marking safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous Haisborough Sands.

Today the lighthouse is painted white with three red bands, and has a light characteristic of Fl (3) W 30s (3 white flashes, repeated every 30secs) with a range of 18 miles.

Saved as a working light by the local community, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary contributions.

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June 1996   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 384 306 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.2420N 1:32.2333E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 383 305
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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