SX9456 : Berry Head lighthouse

taken 12 years ago, near to Brixham, Torbay, Great Britain

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Berry Head lighthouse
Berry Head lighthouse
Berry Head Lighthouse is said to be the highest (it is over 200 feet above sea level), the lowest (the light is only a little over 6 feet from the ground) and the smallest in Britain. It was built in 1906; the light being visible over 20 miles away. It gives a double flash every 15 secs. Administered by Trinity House, it is now operated by acetylene gas, both lamp and mechanism, and is very reliable. The well constructed for the weights formerly used, go down from the limestone of the Head for many feet. Semaphore signalling apparatus was on Berry Head before 1875 and acted as the Lloyds' Signal Station for Torbay.
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SX9456, 146 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 30 December, 2008
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Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 946 566 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.9988N 3:29.0454W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 943 565
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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