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
Coordinates54°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 constructed1875
Tower shapesquare obelisk with window near top for light
Markings / patternred and yellow brick in vertical stripes
Tower height16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height14 metres (46 ft)
Light sourcemains power
CharacteristicIso W 2s.
Admiralty numberA4824.1
NGA number5076
ARLHS numberENG-201
Managing agentPort of Barrow[1]
HeritageGrade 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 4 May 2016
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Rampside Lighthouse (1197853)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Rampside Lighthouse". Geograph Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

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