Villa Lighthouse

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Villa Lighthouse
Villa fyrstasjon
Villa fyr Flatanger.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Villa Lighthouse is located in Trøndelag
Villa Lighthouse
Villa Lighthouse is located in Norway
Villa Lighthouse
Location Trøndelag, Norway
Coordinates 64°32′43.9″N 10°40′52.83″E / 64.545528°N 10.6813417°E / 64.545528; 10.6813417Coordinates: 64°32′43.9″N 10°40′52.83″E / 64.545528°N 10.6813417°E / 64.545528; 10.6813417
Year first constructed 1839
Deactivated 1890
Construction Granite
Tower shape Hexagonal tower
Markings / pattern Unpainted with red top
Height 15 metres (49 ft)
ARLHS number NOR-276
Managing agent Villa Fyr Venneforening
Heritage heritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Villa Lighthouse (Norwegian: Villa fyrstasjon) is a deactivated lighthouse in the municipality of Flatanger in Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse was built in 1839 and it was decommissioned in 1890.

Villa Lighthouse is located on the island of Villa in the Folda sea. The 15-metre (49 ft) tall tower was built of granite, soapstone, and brick. It was constructed in a hexagonal shape. The lighthouse was built in 1839 and was the first lighthouse in Norway that was built north of the Trondheimsfjord. It was one of the six coal-fired lighthouses built in Norway during the 1800s, and it is generally considered to be the best preserved of them all.[1]

In 1859, it was upgraded to burn liquid fuels. When the lighthouse closed in 1890, the lens was moved to the Nordøyan Lighthouse. The lighthouse was replaced by the Ellingråsa Lighthouse on the nearby island of Bjørøya.[2]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2011-07-19). "Lighthouses of Norway: Nord-Trøndelag". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Villa" (in Norwegian). Fyr.no. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

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