SX9456 : Berry Head Lighthouse

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

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Berry Head Lighthouse
Berry Head Lighthouse
At the end of Berry Head, beyond the coastguard station, is the lighthouse, which forms part of the chain of south coast beacons.
The lighthouse, which was built in 1906, was converted to unwatched acetylene operation in 1921 and modernised and converted to mains electricity in 1994.
It came to be known as the smallest, highest and deepest light in the British Isles - the tower is diminutive, requiring no further elevation than that given by the headland itself, and the optic was originally turned by the action of a weight falling down a 45m deep shaft, now made redundant by a small motor.
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SX9456, 146 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 August, 2008
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Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 946 566 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.9990N 3:29.0369W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 946 565
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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