Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Hunstanton Lighthouse

Old Hunstanton Lighthouse is located in Old Hunstanton in the English county of Norfolk[1]. The present lighthouse was built in 1840 although there has been a Lighthouse on the site since 1665. This first lighthouse was built of wood with an iron basket of burning coals as a light. Hunstanton lighthouse had the world's first parabolic reflector which was built here in 1776. The present lighthouse ceased operations in 1922, since when it has been a private residence and a Holiday Let.

Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse - Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse
Location: St Edmund’s Point, Norfolk, England
Coordinates 52°56′59″N 0°29′37″E / 52.9496°N 0.4936°E / 52.9496; 0.4936Coordinates: 52°56′59″N 0°29′37″E / 52.9496°N 0.4936°E / 52.9496; 0.4936
Year first lit: 1840
Deactivated: 1922
Construction: Masonry
Tower shape: circular
Characteristic:
Now a Private residence

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