Farne Lighthouse

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Farne Lighthouse
Farne Islands - geograph.org.uk - 946629.jpg
Farne Lighthouse is located in Northumberland
Farne Lighthouse
Location Farne Islands, Northumberland, England
Coordinates 55°36′55″N 1°39′21″W / 55.61528°N 1.65583°W / 55.61528; -1.65583Coordinates: 55°36′55″N 1°39′21″W / 55.61528°N 1.65583°W / 55.61528; -1.65583
Year first constructed 1811
Automated 1910
Height 13 m (43 ft)
Focal height 27 m (89 ft)
Current lens 1st Order Catadioptric Fixed Lens
Intensity White 1,650 Candela, Red 208 Candela
Range White 10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi); Red 7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi)
Characteristic 2 White and Red Flashes Every 15 Seconds
ARLHS number ENG 060

Farne Lighthouse was built on the Farne Islands in 1811 to the design of Daniel Alexander, it is a circular white tower with lighthouse keepers' cottages to the rear. It was converted to solar powered operation in 1996.[1]

The tower is 13 m (43 ft) tall with a range for the white light of 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) and the Red 7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi).


The lighthouse is now automatic and has no resident keepers, although in former years it did. The lighthouse is now maintained by Trinity House via their local lighthouse attendant, George Shiel, who also provides guided tours inside the lighthouse.


  1. ^ "Farne Lighthouse". Trinity House. 

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