Bishop Rock Lighthouse

Bishop Rock lighthouse, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

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  • Bishop Rock Lighthouse stands on a rock ledge 46m long by 16m wide, 4 miles west of the Scilly Isles. The rocks rise sheer from a depth of 45m and are exposed to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean making this one of the most hazardous and difficult sites for the building of a lighthouse.

    The rocks around the Scilly Isles caused the wreck of many ships over the years including the loss of Sir Cloudesley Shovel’s squadron of the British Fleet in 1707 in which 2,000 men died. The Elder Brethren of Trinity House decided that the lighting of the Scilly Isles, which at that time consisted of only the old lighthouse at St. Agnes, was inadequate, and resolved to build a lighthouse on the most westerly danger, the Bishop Rock.

  • Bishop Rock Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 14°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Dangerously windy starting in the afternoon and rain in the evening.
     
    12
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    15
       83%  60%   19 mph
      7:56 am    6:26 pm
    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Dangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    14
       91%  67%   34 mph
      7:58 am    6:24 pm

    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    14
       53%  79%   22 mph
      7:59 am    6:22 pm
    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Windy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.
     
    14
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    16
       72%  98%   23 mph
      8:01 am    6:20 pm

    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Windy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.
     
    14
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    15
       54%  100%   19 mph
      8:03 am    6:19 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    14
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    15
       59%  98%   7 mph
      8:04 am    6:17 pm

    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    14
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    16
       33%  99%   20 mph
      8:06 am    6:15 pm
    Friday, Oct 27th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    13
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    16
       48%  99%   19 mph
      8:08 am    6:13 pm

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