St Ann's Head Lighthouse

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St. Ann's Head Lighthouse
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St. Ann's Head Lighthouse
St Ann's Head Lighthouse is located in Wales
St Ann's Head Lighthouse
LocationMilford Haven
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°40′52″N 5°10′25″W / 51.681218°N 5.173675°W / 51.681218; -5.173675Coordinates: 51°40′52″N 5°10′25″W / 51.681218°N 5.173675°W / 51.681218; -5.173675
Year first constructed1714 (first)
Year first lit1844 (current)
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapeoctagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height13 metres (43 ft)
Focal height48 metres (157 ft)
Current lens1st Order catadioptric
Intensity48,700 candela
Range18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFl WR 5s.
Admiralty numberA5284
NGA number5608
ARLHS numberWAL-027
Managing agentTrinity House[1] [2]

St. Ann's Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse that overlooks the entrance to the Milford Haven waterway, one of Britain's deep water harbours, from St. Ann's Head near Dale in Pembrokeshire.

The lighthouse is intended to guide ships around a number of rocky shoals that cause a hazard to shipping entering the Haven as well as Crow's rock. The current lighthouse was completed in 1844 (at which time it was known as "St. Ann's Low Light") and commissioned by John Knott, senior lighthouse keeper with Trinity House. The first lighthouse on this site was built in 1714.

The present operational tower is 13 metres (43 ft) in height and is painted white. Visible is Skokholm Lighthouse on the small island of Skokholm 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the west.

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  1. ^ St. Ann's Head The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2 June 2016
  2. ^ St. Ann's Head Lighthouse Trinity House. Retrieved 2 June 2016

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