Old Hunstanton Lighthouse

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Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
Hunstanton Lighthouse.jpg
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
Location St Edmund’s Point, Norfolk, England
Coordinates 52°56′59″N 0°29′37″E / 52.9496°N 0.4936°E / 52.9496; 0.4936Coordinates: 52°56′59″N 0°29′37″E / 52.9496°N 0.4936°E / 52.9496; 0.4936
Year first lit 1840
Deactivated 1922
Construction Masonry
Tower shape circular

Now a Private residence

Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 20 September 1984
Reference no. 490402[1]

Old Hunstanton Lighthouse is located in Old Hunstanton in the English county of Norfolk.[2] The present lighthouse was built in 1840 although there has been a Lighthouse on the site since 1665. This first lighthouse was built of wood with an iron basket of burning coals as a light. Hunstanton lighthouse had the world's first parabolic reflector which was built here in 1776. The present lighthouse ceased operations in 1922, since when it has been a private residence and a Holiday Let.



  1. ^ Listed Building schedule
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.