Rampside Lighthouse

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Rampside Lighthouse
Walney Channel Middle Range Rear
Rampside, UK Lighthouse.jpg
Rampside Lighthouse in 2012. Piel Island can be seen in the distance
Rampside Lighthouse is located in Cumbria
Rampside Lighthouse
Location Rampside
Coordinates 54°05′11″N 3°09′40″W / 54.08644°N 3.16121°W / 54.08644; -3.16121Coordinates: 54°05′11″N 3°09′40″W / 54.08644°N 3.16121°W / 54.08644; -3.16121
Year first constructed 1875
Construction brick
Tower shape square obelisk with window near top for light
Markings / pattern red and yellow brick in vertical stripes
Height 16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height 14 metres (46 ft)
Light source mains power
Characteristic Iso W 2s.
Admiralty number A4824.1
NGA number 5076
ARLHS number ENG-201
Managing agent Port of Barrow[1]
Heritage Grade II listed building Edit this on Wikidata

Rampside Lighthouse, also known as "The Needle", is a leading light (navigation beacon) located in the Rampside area of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.[2] Built in 1875, it is the only surviving example of 13 such beacons built around Barrow during the late 19th century to aid vessels into the town's port.[3] It stands 20 metres (66 ft) tall and is constructed from red and yellow bricks. Rampside Lighthouse was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage in 1991.[2]

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  1. ^ Rampside The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved May 4, 2016
  2. ^ a b "Rampside Lighthouse". English Heritage. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rampside Lighthouse". Geograph Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

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