|Location||Longstone rock, Farne Islands, England|
|Year first lit||1826|
|Foundation||Stone and rock|
|Tower shape||Circular Conical Cylinder|
|Markings / pattern||Red with horizontal central White Stripe|
|Height||26 m (85 ft)|
|Focal height||23 m (75 ft)|
|Current lens||Small 3rd Order Catadioptric Twin Spectacle Lens|
|Range||24 nmi (44 km)|
|Characteristic||1 White Flash Every 20 Seconds|
|ARLHS number||ENG 070|
Longstone Lighthouse was built and designed by Joseph Nelson in 1826, and was originally called the Outer Farne lighthouse.
The site had a long history of need for a light. In the late 17th century Sir John Clayton, and later, in 1755, Captain J. Blackhead, requested a light for the island. Both were turned down because the authorities, the Elder Brethren of Trinity House, were unable to persuade affected parties to contribute to the maintenance of the light.
In the mid-1820s the welfare of shipping won over and it was agreed that a lighthouse be constructed. The lighthouse originally used Argand lamps, but in 1952 was finally electrified, and in 1990 became fully automated.
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