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Name: Gorleston South Pier Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Gorleston, , United Kingdom

Location: Near Great Yarmouth, northeastern England.


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Photo: Tony Denton
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Notes:
The original tower here had a regular navigational light (fixed white), established in 1852; a tidal light - red on the incoming tide, green on the ebb - that became active in 1887; and a signal light (red when the channel was obstructed) shown toward the harbor from a window in the tower (1902).

Height of Focal Plane: 36

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 3 seconds, visible for 11 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White and reddish brown square building at the end of the pier.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1852: Red brick tower, 20 feet tall, focal plane height of 30 feet.

Date Established: 1852

Date Present Tower Built: 1955

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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