Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse

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Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse
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Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse in 2007
Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse is located in Devon
Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse
Coordinates51°14′44″N 3°47′12″W / 51.24556°N 3.78667°W / 51.24556; -3.78667Coordinates: 51°14′44″N 3°47′12″W / 51.24556°N 3.78667°W / 51.24556; -3.78667
Year first constructed1900
Constructionbrick tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern attached to 1-storey keeper's house
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height15 m (49 ft)
Focal height67 m (220 ft)
Current lens1st order 920mm focal length, dioptric, (8 panels in 2 groups of 4 asymmetrical) rotating
Intensity150,000 candela
Range18 nmi (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFl (4) W 15s.
Admiralty numberA5590
NGA number6208
ARLHS numberENG 044
Managing agentNational Trust[1]
HeritageGrade II listed building Edit this on Wikidata

Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse (also called the Countisbury Foreland Lighthouse, after the nearby village) is located on Foreland Point. It was completed in 1900 to assist vessels passing through the Bristol Channel, and is a round brick tower painted white. The light is 67 metres (220 ft) above the high tide, and flashes 4 times every 15 seconds. Electricity was brought to the lighthouse in 1975, and it was automated in November 1994.[2] The lighthouse keeper's cottage is now a National Trust holiday cottage. Porpoise and sea birds can be spied from its windows, and deer often shelter in the combe down to the lighthouse.

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  1. ^ Lynmouth Foreland (Foreland Point) The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2 May 2016
  2. ^ "Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse". Trinity House.

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