07 April 2011

Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head appears to boast two lighthouses. In fact, one of these is actually a beacon tower, built in 1673, on top of which brushwood would have been burned to warn of invasion. The lighthouse proper, designed by Samuel Wyatt, was built in 1806. It originally burnt oil, but was electrified in 1940. At 92 feet high, its 3.5 million candela sequence of four white flashes is visible 21 miles out to sea.

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