Portishead Point lighthouse

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This article is about the lighthouse in Portishead, England. For the lighthouse in California, USA, see Battery Point Light.
Portishead Point lighthouse
Battery point lighthouse Portishead.jpg
Portishead Point lighthouse also known as Battery Point lighthouse
Portishead Point lighthouse is located in Somerset
Portishead Point lighthouse
Portishead Point lighthouse
Location Portishead, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°29′38″N 2°46′19″W / 51.49389°N 2.77194°W / 51.49389; -2.77194
Year first constructed 1931
Height 9 metres (30 ft)
Range 16 miles
Characteristic Q (3) W 10s
Admiralty number A5484
NGA number 6144
ARLHS number ENG-106

Portishead Point lighthouse, which is more commonly known as Battery Point lighthouse, in Portishead, Somerset, England was built in 1931.

The 9-metre (30 ft) high lighthouse was built at Battery Point by the Chance Brothers of Smethwick. It consists of a black metal pyramid on a concrete base.[1]

A two tonne fog bell, cast by Gillett & Johnston of Croydon,[2] which used to hang on the structure was removed in 1998. Following public campaigning for restoration the bell was acquired by Portishead Town Council and returned to the town in 2012.[3] It will be installed in Wyndham Way close to the High Street.[4]

The lighthouse is currently maintained by the Bristol Port Company.[5] The light was refurbished in 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portishead Point Lighthouse". Worldwide lighthouses. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Battery Point Lighthouse" (PDF). Portishead and North Weston Town Council Newsletter. September 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Old lighthouse bell hasn't tolled yet for town". This is Bristol. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Fowler, Tracey (17 April 2012). "Lighthouse bell to return home". Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Portishead Point A5484 – Bristol Channel, UK". The Lighthouse Duo. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Notice to marners (No 32 of 2012) Portishead light refurbishment". The BRistol Port Company. Retrieved 23 September 2012.