Old Hunstanton Lighthouse

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Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
Hunstanton Lighthouse.jpg
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse is located in Norfolk
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
LocationSt Edmund’s Point
Coordinates52°56′59″N 0°29′38″E / 52.949645°N 0.493760°E / 52.949645; 0.493760Coordinates: 52°56′59″N 0°29′38″E / 52.949645°N 0.493760°E / 52.949645; 0.493760
Year first constructed1272 (first)
1778 (second)
Year first lit1840 (current)
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony attached to 2-storey keeper's house
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height19 metres (62 ft)
ARLHS numberENG-056
Managing agentThe Old Lighthouse[1]
HeritageGrade II listed building Edit this on Wikidata
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated20 September 1984
Reference no.490402[2]

Old Hunstanton Lighthouse is located in Old Hunstanton in the English county of Norfolk.[3] The present lighthouse was built in 1840 although there has been a Lighthouse on the site since 1665. This first lighthouse was built of wood with an iron basket of burning coals as a light. Hunstanton lighthouse had the world's first parabolic reflector which was built here in 1776. The present lighthouse ceased operations in 1922, since when it has been a private residence and a Holiday Let.


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  1. ^ Hunstanton The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 28 April 2016
  2. ^ Listed Building schedule
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.

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