Watchet Harbour Lighthouse

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Watchet Harbour Lighthouse is located in Somerset
Watchet Harbour Lighthouse
Location Watchet Somerset, England.
Coordinates 51°11′03″N 3°19′43″W / 51.18417°N 3.32861°W / 51.18417; -3.32861
Year first constructed 1862
Height 22 feet (6.7 m)
Range 10 miles (16 km)
Admiralty number A5584
NGA number 6196
ARLHS number ENG-174

The Watchet Harbour Lighthouse is a marine navigational aid marking the entrance to a Marina within the historic town of Watchet, in Somerset, England.

The cast iron lighthouse is approximately 22 feet (6.7 m)[1] in height and has a red hexagonal tower with white lantern, and green lens.[2]

The lighthouse is a harbour navigation mark and does not emit a flashing light associated with traditional lighthouses. Instead it displays a fixed green luminaire marking the starboard (right hand side) approach to the marina.[3][4]

The lighthouse is owned and maintained by Watchet Marina.

History[edit]

The pier was constructed at the same time as the current east pier in 1860 by Hennets of Bridgwater and re erected in 1905.[5] It has continued to provide navigational service throughout the port's history ever since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Millichamp, Mike. "Guide to English and Welsh Lights". Lighthouse Compendium. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Western England". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Watchet Lighthouse". Worldwide Lighthouses. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Watchet Lighthouse". Lighthouse Depot. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "The cast iron lighthouse at the end of the rebuilt west pier". West Somerset Mineral Railway. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°10′59″N 3°19′44″W / 51.1830°N 3.3289°W / 51.1830; -3.3289