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 on Thursday through next Tuesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 15°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    15
       17%  42%   6 mph
      7:51 am    6:32 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    15
       56%  85%   13 mph
      7:53 am    6:30 pm

    Thursday, Oct 19th
     Windy throughout the day and rain in the afternoon.
     
    13
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    15
       86%  90%   18 mph
      7:55 am    6:28 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Rain and dangerously windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    15
       76%  70%   14 mph
      7:56 am    6:26 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Dangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    15
       79%  73%   33 mph
      7:58 am    6:24 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Windy starting in the evening and light rain overnight.
     
    11
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    15
       58%  87%   20 mph
      7:59 am    6:22 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
    14
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    16
       76%  97%   30 mph
      8:01 am    6:20 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Rain and windy in the morning.
     
    13
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    15
       66%  99%   19 mph
      8:03 am    6:19 pm

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