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Name: Lizard Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Lizard, , United Kingdom

Location: Southeastern England, English Channel.

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Photo: Steven Winter
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Managing Organization:
Trinity House


This is the southernmost point of the mainland of England. The active lighthouse is the south tower of two towers built in 1751; the north tower still stands with its lantern removed.

Tower Height: 62

Height of Focal Plane: 230

Characteristic and Range: One white flash every 3 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal stone tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1619: Single tower. 1751: Two towers with attached cottage between them.

Date Established: 1619

Date Present Tower Built: 1751

Date Automated: 1998

Optics: First-order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Horn with one blast every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The tower and foghorn's engine house are open to the public from February 17 to September 9, 2007, 11-5 daily; except closed Thursdays and Fridays. Open every day in July and August.

Signs lead to the lighthouse from Lizard village on the A3083 from Helston. Car parking is available close to the lighthouse.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Nearby Lodging: Accommodations are available in six former keeper's cottages.


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