Black Nore lighthouse
Blacknore Point Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1894|
|Construction||cast iron skeletal tower|
|Tower shape||tapered cylindrical skeletal tower with observation room, balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and lantern|
|Tower height||11 metres (36 ft)|
|Current lens||fourth-order 250 mm biform|
|Range||15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (2) W 10 s.|
|Managing agent||Blacknore Lighthouse Trust|
The metal white-painted lighthouse was built by Trinity House to guide shipping in the Severn Estuary as it made its way in and out of Bristol Harbour. Before it was decommissioned on 27 September 2010 the lens, a fourth-order 250 mm biform lens, flashed twice every ten seconds.
In October 2011, after it was no longer needed for navigational purposes, it was sold to a trust for preservation at a cost of £1.
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