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Name: Kingswear Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Kingswear, , United Kingdom

Location: Lighthouse Beach, entrance to Kingswear Harbour, entrance to River Dart, Devon, southwestern England.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority


Height of Focal Plane: 30

Characteristic and Range: Iso WRG 3s, visible for 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Short white conical tower; light is shown through a window in the lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1864: Octagonal stone tower, 36 ft tall, attached to the cliff, light's focal plane at 85 ft; demolished in 1980 because it had become unsafe.

Date Established: 1864

Date Present Tower Built: 1981

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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