There has been a navigational light in this vicinity since 1499, and this was the last Trinity House lighthouse to be automated. The tower was raised by two stories in 1793. A new lantern room was added in 1890.
Tower Height: 85
Height of Focal Plane: 188
Characteristic and Range: 6 red and white flashes every 20 Seconds; visibility: White - 19 nautical miles, Red - 16 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, octagonal brick tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1636
Date Present Tower Built: 1691
Date Automated: 1998
Optics: First order catadiptric Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes (?)
North Foreland is located 1.2 miles north of Broadstairs on the B2052 coastal road, close to Joss Bay.
Keepers: George Knott (c. 1890s), Henry T. Knott (c. 1911)
Nearby Lodging: Two cottages are available for rent at the lighthouse. Email email@example.com for information.