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Name: Godley Head Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Christchurch, , New Zealand

Location: Entrance to Lyttelton Harbour.

Managing Organization:
Lyttelton Port Company


This light station had to be relocated during World War II to give newly installed guns a clear line of fire. In July 2013 the lighthouse tower was lifted in sections off the walls of the cliff to be restored and rebuilt on solid land.

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 318

Description of Tower: Short white tower with black lantern dome.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1865

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1940s

Date Automated: c. mid-1970s

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: James Nelson (c. 1870s), John Frederick Rayner (December 1883 to August 1894), Alexander Greenlees McKinlay (1894-1900)


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