Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse

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Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse
Foreland Point lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 457819.jpg
Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse is located in Devon
Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse
Location Lynmouth, Devon, England
Coordinates 51°14′44″N 3°47′12″W / 51.24556°N 3.78667°W / 51.24556; -3.78667
Year first constructed 1900
Automated 1994
Height 15 m (49 ft)
Focal height 67 m (220 ft)
Current lens 1st Order 920Mm Focal Length, Dioptric, 8 Panels In 2 Groups Of 4, Asymmetrical
Intensity 150,000 Candela
Range 18 nmi (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic 4 White Flashes every 15 seconds
ARLHS number ENG 044

Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse (also called the Countisbury Foreland Lighthouse, after the nearby village) is located on Foreland Point. It was completed in 1900 to assist vessels passing through the Bristol Channel, and is a round brick tower painted white. The light is 67 metres (220 ft) above the high tide, and flashes 4 times every 15 seconds. Electricity was brought to the lighthouse in 1975, and it was automated in November 1994.[1] The lighthouse keeper's cottage is now a National Trust holiday cottage. Porpoise and sea birds can be spied from its windows, and deer often shelter in the combe down to the lighthouse.

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  1. ^ "Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse". Trinity House.