|Location||Lizard Point, Cornwall, England|
|Year first lit||1619 (1st); 1751 (2nd)|
|Height||19 m (62 ft)|
|Focal height||70 m (230 ft)|
|Current lens||1 Kw Metal Halide|
|Range||26 nmi (48 km)|
|Characteristic||One White Flash Every 3 Seconds|
|ARLHS number||ENG 068|
A light was first exhibited here in 1619, built thanks to the efforts of Sir John Killigrew, but it was extinguished and the tower demolished in 1630 because of difficulties in raising funds for its operation and maintenance.
The current lighthouse, consisting of two towers with cottages between them, was built in 1751. Trinity House took responsibility for it in 1771, and it was automated and demanned in 1998. Originally both towers were lit, but since 1903 only the Eastern Tower has remained in use; the lantern has been removed from the Western Tower.
Opened in 2009 with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre is located in the lighthouse engine room, which still features some of the original engines. Interactive exhibits and displays focus on the history of the lighthouse, the life of a lighthouse keeper, and the role of lighthouses in sea safety.
- "Lizard Lighthouse". Trinity House.
- http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/events_and_leisure/visitor_centres/lizard.html Trinity House: Visitor Centres
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