Beachy Head is sited about 165 metres seawards from the base of the cliffs. Read more [...]
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Beachy Head is sited about 165 metres seawards from the base of the cliffs.
It is said that as early as 1670 a light shone to guide passing vessels from the top of the cliffs at Beachy Head, the 90 metres high seaward termination of the Sussex Downs.
In 1828 James Walker erected Belle Toute Lighthouse, a 14 metre high circular tower, on the headland. This remained in operation till 1899 when it was abandoned due to being frequently shrouded in mist and threatened with collapse because of recurrent falls of chalk from the cliff.
In 1902 under the direction of Sir Thomas Matthews, the Trinity House Engineer-in-Chief, the present lighthouse was brought into service, sited about 165 metres seawards from the base of the cliffs. It took two years to complete and involved building a coffer-dam and a cableway from the top of the cliffs to carry materials down to the site. 3,660 tons of Cornish granite were used in the construction of the tower.
More details: www.trinityhouse.co.uk
Beachy Head Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Thursday through Saturday, with temperatures falling to 13°C on Sunday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->150% 38% 1 mph
7:26 am 6:04 pmOvercast throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 18th
13->1732% 99% 6 mph
7:28 am 6:02 pmOvercast throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.Thursday, Oct 19th
14->1734% 91% 13 mph
7:29 am 6:00 pmLight rain in the morning and windy until afternoon.Friday, Oct 20th
14->1679% 69% 25 mph
7:31 am 5:58 pmWindy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 21st
12->1677% 78% 33 mph
7:33 am 5:56 pmWindy until afternoon and partly cloudy in the morning.Sunday, Oct 22nd
10->1341% 54% 19 mph
7:34 am 5:54 pmWindy and overcast throughout the day.Monday, Oct 23rd
13->1662% 93% 25 mph
7:36 am 5:52 pmBreezy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 24th
14->1541% 98% 22 mph
7:38 am 5:50 pm
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