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Name: Monkstone Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cardiff, , United Kingdom

Location: Offshore about 3 mi. ENE of Lavernock Point, Bristol Channel, Wales.


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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Trinity House

Website: http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/monkstone.html

Notes:
The conical tower on the stone tower is glass reinforced plastic which replaced the iron tower and lantern in 1993. Although the stone tower was erected in 1839 it was not lit until 1925 when the iron tower, gallery and lantern were added.

Tower Height: 75

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: Red, cylindrical iron tower atop conical stone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1839

Date Present Tower Built: 1839

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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