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
Location Milford Haven
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°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 constructed 1714 (first)
Year first lit 1844 (current)
Automated 1998
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 13 metres (43 ft)
Focal height 48 metres (157 ft)
Current lens 1st Order catadioptric
Intensity 48,700 candela
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Fl WR 5s.
Admiralty number A5284
NGA number 5608
ARLHS number WAL-027
Managing agent

Trinity House[1]


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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