Farne Lighthouse

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Farne Lighthouse
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Farne Lighthouse
Farne Lighthouse is located in Northumberland
Farne Lighthouse
Location Farne Islands
Coordinates 55°36′55.3″N 1°39′20.6″W / 55.615361°N 1.655722°W / 55.615361; -1.655722Coordinates: 55°36′55.3″N 1°39′20.6″W / 55.615361°N 1.655722°W / 55.615361; -1.655722
Year first constructed 1776 (first)
Year first lit 1811 (current)
Automated 1910
Construction brick tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 13 m (43 ft)
Focal height 27 m (89 ft)
Current lens 1st order catadioptric fixed lens
Intensity white: 1,650 candela
red: 208 candela
Range white: 10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi)
red: 7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) WR15s.
Admiralty number A2812
NGA number 2256
ARLHS number ENG 060
Managing agent National Trust (Farne Islands National Nature Reserve)[1] [2]
Heritage Grade II listed building Edit this on Wikidata

Farne Lighthouse was built on the Farne Islands in 1811 to the design of Daniel Alexander, it is a cylindrical white tower with lighthouse keepers' cottages to the rear. It was converted to solar powered operation in 1996.[3]

The tower is 13 m (43 ft) tall with a range for the white light of 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) and the Red 7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi).


The lighthouse is now automatic and has no resident keepers, although in former years it did. The lighthouse is now maintained by Trinity House via their local lighthouse attendant, George Shiel, who also provides guided tours inside the lighthouse.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inner Farne (High) The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 1 May 2016
  2. ^ Farne Island Lighthouse Trinity House. Retrieved 1 May 2016
  3. ^ "Farne Lighthouse". Trinity House. Archived from the original on 10 March 2013. 

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