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Name: Bishop Rock Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
St. Agnes , , United Kingdom

Location: Four miles west of Isles of Scilly, off southwest coast of England.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Trinity House


This first tower in this location was almost complete when it was destroyed in a storm in 1850, after more than two years of work. The present tower took seven years to complete. It was strengthened by a new layer of masonry and increased in height in 1887. In 1946 a BBC reporter went to the lighthouse for a Christmas broadcast and was stranded for four weeks by heavy seas.

Tower Height: 167

Height of Focal Plane: 144

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical granite tower, helicopter pad above lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1858

Date Present Tower Built: 1858

Date Automated: 1991

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat or helicopter only.


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