World of Lighthouses

New photos of lighthouses around the world every day


Inner Farne lighthouse and Prior Castell's Tower (old lighthouse)
Lighthouse A2812; Tower: ARLHS ENG-040

Find all pictures of this light
Click to view full size image

Inner Farne is famous as the site of an ancient monastery, dating from St. Cuthbert's residence on the island in the late seventh century. The lighthouse was authorized by King Charles II. Trinity House says merchants refused to pay dues for the light and it was not lit, but there is other evidence that it was in use at least sporadically fro many years and continuously starting in 1784. (Source)
Author of the photo: Richard Barron

Rate this file (Current rating : 5 / 5 with 1 votes)
File information
Album name:mitko / England
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Lighthouse active, tower inactive since 1811
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Lighthouse: 1811 (Daniel Alexander); Tower: 1673 Light tower built atop a 4-story castle, now partially in ruins.
Height of the tower, m:Lighthouse: 13 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:Lighthouse: 27
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Lighthouse:Group flashing, 2 flashes per 15s, 280-119 white, 119-280 red; Tower: Fixed point
Range, nm:Lighthouse: white 10 nm, red 7 nm
Coordinates (in any format):55 36.9226 N 1 39.3523 W
Displayed:119 times
Date added:Feb 18, 2014
Keywords:Farne Islands ; England ; United Kingdom ; North Sea
Download Link:Open picture in new window
Add your comment
Anonymous comments are not allowed here. Log in to post your comment
Inner_Farne1~0.jpg Inner_Farne_Island_Lighthouse1.jpg Inner_Farne_Island_Lighthouse2.jpg Inner_Farne1.jpg 1970_at_Dun_Laoghaire2C_the_Albatross_had_just_been_retired_from_service_with_Irish_Lights_.jpg Coningbeg_Lightship_cormorant_dec_1972.jpg Whitehaven-Evert_Sikkema.jpg
RSS feed