List of lighthouses in Wales

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This is a list of lighthouses in Wales. The list runs anticlockwise from north-east to south-east Wales.[1][2][3]

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Lighthouses[edit]

Lighthouse Image County
coordinates
Grid Reference
Year built Tower height Focal height Range Notes
Point of Ayr Point of Aire crop.jpg Clwyd
53°21′25″N 3°19′20″W / 53.3570°N 3.3222°W / 53.3570; -3.3222 (Point of Ayr)
SJ 121 853
1776 18 m (59 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in 1883
Great Orme The Lamp suite of the Llandudano Lighthouse Hotel.jpg Gwynedd
53°20′32″N 3°52′08″W / 53.3423°N 3.8689°W / 53.3423; -3.8689 (Great Orme)
SH 756 845
1862 11 m (36 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in 1985
Trwyn Du Splash^ - geograph.org.uk - 952251.jpg Anglesey
53°18′47″N 4°02′26″W / 53.31294°N 4.04067°W / 53.31294; -4.04067 (Trwyn Du Lighthouse)
SH 644 815
1838 29 m (95 ft) 19 m (62 ft) 12 nmi (22 km)
Point Lynas Point Lynas Lighthouse.jpg Anglesey
53°25′01″N 4°17′21″W / 53.41682°N 4.28909°W / 53.41682; -4.28909 (Point Lynas Lighthouse)
SH 479 936
1835 11 m (36 ft) 39 m (128 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Amlwch Amlwch Lighthouse 01.jpg Anglesey
53°24′55″N 4°19′59″W / 53.4154°N 4.333°W / 53.4154; -4.333 (Amlwch)
SH 452 937
1853 11 m (36 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in the 1970s
Skerries The Skerries Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 667043.jpg Anglesey
53°25′16″N 4°36′30″W / 53.4212°N 4.6083°W / 53.4212; -4.6083 (Skerries Lighthouse)
SH 268 948
1717 23 m (75 ft) 36 m (118 ft) 20 nmi (37 km)
Holyhead Mail Pier Holyhead Mail Pier Light.jpg Anglesey
53°18′51″N 4°37′12″W / 53.3142°N 4.6199°W / 53.3142; -4.6199 (Holyhead Mail)
SH 256 829
1821 15 m (49 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned
Holyhead Breakwater Holyhead Breakwater Lighthouse (c).jpg Anglesey
53°19′54″N 4°37′12″W / 53.3317°N 4.62°W / 53.3317; -4.62 (Holyhead Breakwater)
SH 257 848
1873 19 m (62 ft) 21 m (69 ft) 14 nmi (26 km)
South Stack South Stack Lighthouse, Wales-4Sept2012.jpg Anglesey
53°18′24″N 4°41′58″W / 53.3068°N 4.6995°W / 53.3068; -4.6995 (South Stack Lighthouse)
SH 202 823
1809 28 m (92 ft) 60 m (197 ft) 24 nmi (44 km)
Tŵr Mawr LlanddwynLB14.JPG Anglesey
53°08′07″N 4°24′56″W / 53.1352°N 4.4155°W / 53.1352; -4.4155 (Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse)
SH 385 625
1845 11 m (36 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in 1975
Tŵr Bach Tower - geograph.org.uk - 259680.jpg Anglesey
53°08′03″N 4°24′46″W / 53.1342°N 4.4128°W / 53.1342; -4.4128 (Llanddwyn Island Light)
SH 385 625
1800s 5 m (16 ft) 12 m (39 ft) 7 nmi (13 km)
Bardsey Goleudy Enlli-Bardsey lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 341213.jpg Gwynedd
52°45′00″N 4°47′59″W / 52.74996°N 4.79961°W / 52.74996; -4.79961 (Bardsey Lighthouse)
SH 111 206
1821 30 m (98 ft) 39 m (128 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
St Tudwal's St Tudwal's Lighthouse - geograph-4438265-by-Rude-Health-.jpg Gwynedd
52°47′53″N 4°28′17″W / 52.79818°N 4.47138°W / 52.79818; -4.47138 (St Tudwal’s Lighthouse)
SH 334 252
1877 11 m (36 ft) 46 m (151 ft) 14 nmi (26 km)
Strumble Head Strumble Head Lighthouse - Wales UK.jpg Pembrokeshire
52°01′47″N 5°04′26″W / 52.02972°N 5.07391°W / 52.02972; -5.07391 (Strumble Head Lighthouse)
SM 892 413
1908 17 m (56 ft) 45 m (148 ft) 26 nmi (48 km)
South Bishop South Bishop East.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°51′10″N 5°24′43″W / 51.85266°N 5.41195°W / 51.85266; -5.41195 (South Bishop Lighthouse)
SM 651 226
1839 11 m (36 ft) 44 m (144 ft) 16 nmi (30 km)
Smalls Smalls Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 1767931.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°43′16″N 5°40′11″W / 51.72121°N 5.66984°W / 51.72121; -5.66984 (Smalls Lighthouse)
SM 467 089
1861 41 m (135 ft) 36 m (118 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Skokholm Skokholm Lighthouse - geograph - 1856348 - by - Bob-Jones.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°41′38″N 5°17′13″W / 51.69387°N 5.28698°W / 51.69387; -5.28698 (Skokholm Lighthouse)
SM 729 046
1916 18 m (59 ft) 54 m (177 ft) 8 nmi (15 km)
St.Ann's Head Lighthouse at St Ann's Head - geograph.org.uk - 1020066.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°40′53″N 5°10′25″W / 51.68126°N 5.17373°W / 51.68126; -5.17373 (St. Ann's Head Lighthouse)
SM 806 028
1841 13 m (43 ft) 48 m (157 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
St.Ann's Head High Buildings at St Ann's Head - geograph.org.uk - 1526217.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°40′57″N 5°10′32″W / 51.6824°N 5.1755°W / 51.6824; -5.1755 (St. Ann's Head High Lighthouse)
SM 806 029
1714 23 m (75 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in 1910
Great Castle Head Track to Great Castle Head - geograph.org.uk - 1544328.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°42′36″N 5°07′00″W / 51.71°N 5.1167°W / 51.71; -5.1167 (Great Castle Head)
SM 847 060
1870 5 m (16 ft) 27 m (89 ft) 5 nmi (9 km)
Little Castle Head Little Castle Head Beacon - geograph.org.uk - 1025312.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°43′00″N 5°06′30″W / 51.7167°N 5.1083°W / 51.7167; -5.1083 (Little Castle Head)
SM 848 061
Unknown 26 m (85 ft) 53 m (174 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
Watwick Point The Watwick Beacon - geograph.org.uk - 722561.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°41′48″N 5°09′12″W / 51.6967°N 5.1533°W / 51.6967; -5.1533 (Watwick)
SM 821 044
Unknown 50 m (164 ft) 80 m (262 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
West Blockhouse Point West Blockhouse Beacon - geograph.org.uk - 722579.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°41′18″N 5°09′30″W / 51.6883°N 5.1583°W / 51.6883; -5.1583 (West Blockhouse)
SM 818 035
Unknown 14 m (46 ft) 54 m (177 ft) 9 nmi (17 km)
Caldey Caldey Island Lighthouse.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°37′54″N 4°41′03″W / 51.63156°N 4.68427°W / 51.63156; -4.68427 (Caldey Lighthouse)
SS 143 959
1829 16 m (52 ft) 65 m (213 ft) 13 nmi (24 km)
Saundersfoot Harbour entrance at low tide, Saundersfoot - geograph.org.uk - 1222394.jpg Pembrokeshire
51°42′36″N 4°41′42″W / 51.71°N 4.695°W / 51.71; -4.695 (Saundersfoot)
SN 138 047
1848 5 m (16 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 7 nmi (13 km)
Burry Port Burry Port Harbour Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 1454560.jpg Carmarthenshire
51°40′39″N 4°15′04″W / 51.6775°N 4.2512°W / 51.6775; -4.2512 (Burry Port)
SN 444 000
1842 6 m (20 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 7 nmi (13 km)
Whiteford Whiteford Sands - Wales.jpg Swansea
51°37′31″N 4°15′04″W / 51.6252°N 4.2511°W / 51.6252; -4.2511 (Whiteford)
SS 443 973
1865 14 m (46 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in 1926
Mumbles MumblesLighthouse2.jpg Swansea
51°34′01″N 3°58′16″W / 51.56685°N 3.97103°W / 51.56685; -3.97103 (Mumbles Lighthouse)
SS 634 872
1794 17 m (56 ft) 35 m (115 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
Porthcawl Porthcawlwave2013.jpg Bridgend
51°28′24″N 3°42′00″W / 51.4733°N 3.7°W / 51.4733; -3.7 (Portcawl)
SS 821 763
1860 9 m (30 ft) 10 m (33 ft) 6 nmi (11 km)
Nash Point Nash Point Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 359450.jpg Vale of Glamorgan
51°24′03″N 3°33′08″W / 51.40085°N 3.55213°W / 51.40085; -3.55213 (Nash Point Lighthouse)
SS 921 680
1832 37 m (121 ft) 56 m (184 ft) 21 nmi (39 km)
Nash Point Low Old Lighthouse at Nash Point - geograph.org.uk - 379022.jpg Vale of Glamorgan
51°24′04″N 3°33′24″W / 51.4012°N 3.5566°W / 51.4012; -3.5566 (Nash Point Low)
SS 918 681
1832 20 m (66 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in 1900s
Flat Holm Flatholm Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 900719.jpg Cardiff
51°22′32″N 3°07′07″W / 51.37564°N 3.11871°W / 51.37564; -3.11871 (Flat Holm Lighthouse)
ST 222 647
1737 30 m (98 ft) 50 m (164 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
Barry Docks Breakwater Approach to Barry (2126176665).jpg Vale of Glamorgan
51°23′24″N 3°17′06″W / 51.39°N 3.285°W / 51.39; -3.285 (Barry Docks)
ST 125 665
1890 9 m (30 ft) 12 m (39 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Monkstone Monkstone - Fast boat ride.jpg Vale of Glamorgan
51°24′54″N 3°06′00″W / 51.415°N 3.1°W / 51.415; -3.1 (Monkstone)
ST 235 691
1993 23 m (75 ft) 21 m (69 ft) 12 nmi (22 km)
West Usk West Usk Lighthouse.jpg Monmouthshire
51°35′26″N 2°59′32″W / 51.5906°N 2.9921°W / 51.5906; -2.9921 (WEst Usk)
ST 311 829
1821 17 m (56 ft) Unknown Inactive Decommissioned in 1922
East Usk Newport Wetlands, East Usk Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 496411.jpg Monmouthshire
51°32′24″N 2°58′01″W / 51.5399°N 2.967°W / 51.5399; -2.967 (East Usk)
ST 330 828
1893 11 m (36 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 11 nmi (20 km)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Bland Hague (1994). Hughes, Stephen (ed.). Lighthouses of Wales: Their Architecture and Archaeology. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-1-871184-08-2.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Wales". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 114: British Isles, English Channel and North Sea (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. p. 78.

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