2009

ST2264 : Flat Holm Lighthouse

taken 15 years ago, near to Lighthouse Point [other Features], The Vale of Glamorgan, Great Britain

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Flat Holm Lighthouse
Flat Holm Lighthouse
A light (then fire) was first shown on Flat Holm Island in 1737 in an attempt to protect the increasing shipping approaching Bristol.

In 1820, the lighthouse, substantially as seen today was built - though then not as tall and exhibiting a steady white light.

Over the years, the tower's height has been increased a clockwork occulting mechanism added to allow the light to flash and also gone through various lamp types and fuels. The current light is a 100 watt electrical light bulb.

The lighthouse was automated in 1988 and has subsequently been converted in 1997 to solar power (though a large diesel tank still exist to one side of the old cottage buildings).

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Category: Lighthouse
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Flat Holm Island [15] · Flat Holm Lighthouse [10] · Built in 1737 [3] · Lighthouse was Automated [3] Title Clusters: · Flat Holm Lighthouse [3] ·
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ST2264, 95 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Hywel Williams   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 September, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 222 646 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.5439N 3:7.1499W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 222 646
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Third Visitor for ST2264)
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