St Tudwal’s Lighthouse

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St Tudwal’s Lighthouse
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St Tudwal’s Lighthouse
St Tudwal’s Lighthouse is located in Wales
St Tudwal’s Lighthouse
Location Saint Tudwal's Islands
Llŷn Peninsula
United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°47′55″N 4°28′16″W / 52.798536°N 4.471191°W / 52.798536; -4.471191Coordinates: 52°47′55″N 4°28′16″W / 52.798536°N 4.471191°W / 52.798536; -4.471191
Year first constructed 1877
Automated 1922
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 46 metres (151 ft)
Current lens 2nd Order (700mm) fixed with Red Sector
Light source solar power
Intensity 7,790 candela
Range 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
Characteristic Fl WR 15s.
Admiralty number A5238
NGA number 5552
ARLHS number WAL-028
Managing agent

Trinity House[1]

Heritage Grade II listed building Edit this on Wikidata
St Tudwal's Island West and lighthouse to left

St Tudwal’s Lighthouse on Saint Tudwal's Island West is active, but unstaffed. The site of the lighthouse, which marks the north end of Cardigan Bay, was purchased by Trinity House in 1876 at the sum of £111 and the next year the stone building was complete. It is 10.7 metres (35 ft) tall, with its focal plane (height of light above high water) at 46 metres (151 ft). The main white light has a range of 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) and its red sector light has a shorter range of 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi). It gives 1 white and red flash every 15 seconds, the intensity being 12,000 candelas (candle power).

Automated in 1922, it was one of the earlier lights Trinity House automated. It was electrified in 1995. The lighthouse keepers' cottages are now privately owned and used as a holiday home.

The lighthouse building is Grade II listed, as are the lighthousekeeper's cottage and the perimeter walls.[3]

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  1. ^ St Tudwal’s The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2 June 2016
  2. ^ St Tudwal’s Lighthouse Trinity House. Retrieved 2 June 2016
  3. ^ "St Tudwal's Lighthouse, Llanengan". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 


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