Rampside Leading Light

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Rampside Leading light
Walney Channel Middle Range Rear
Rampside, UK Lighthouse.jpg
Rampside Leading light in 2012. Piel Island can be seen in the distance
OS gridSD2413966237
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
Tower height16 m (52 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Tower shapesquare obelisk with window near top for light
Markingsred and yellow brick in vertical stripes
OperatorPort of Barrow[1]
HeritageGrade II listed building Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height14 m (46 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Light sourcemains power
Range14 nmi (26 km; 16 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicIso W 2s Edit this on Wikidata
NGA no.5076
Admiralty no.A4824.1 Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS no.ENG-201

Rampside Leading Light, 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. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northwest England". 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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