Walney lighthouse

  • Description

    "Walney lighthouse dates from 1804 replacing an earlier wooden structure of 1790 which had burnt down the previous year. The EH Grade II* listing http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1218858&searchtype=mapsearch gives a date for this extant lighthouse of 1790, but I believe the foregoing to be more accurate. It was designed by Cumbrian Engineer, E. Dawson, of Whitehaven. The lighthouse was manned until 2003 when an automatic system was fitted, making it I believe, the last manned lighthouse around the English coast. It stands 21m (69') tall on the southern end of the Shelly Bars near to Haws Point. Originally its position had been at the land's edge, but silting and sanding over the intervening years means that it is now several hundred yards/metres inland." Photo by Rob Farrow, 2013.
  • Owner

    Rob Farrow
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3711704
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 399 times
    Picture Taken: 2013-10-19
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