Royal Sovereign Lighthouse

Royal Sovereign Lighthouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex

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  • This lighthouse was completed in 1971 and replaced a light vessel which had marked the Royal Sovereign Shoal since 1875. It is of concrete construction and was built in two sections on the beach at Newhaven. The base and vertical pillar section were floated into position and sunk on to a leveled area of the sea bed and the upper cabin section and superstructure were then floated over the pillar section. The pillar had an inner telescopic section which, when attached to the cabin, was jacked up 13 metres and locked into position. The underside of the cabin is well above the maximum wave height and the navigation light is 28 metres above sea level.

  • Royal Sovereign Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Monday through next Saturday, with temperatures bottoming out at 17°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  46%   7 mph
      6:47 am    6:56 pm
    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       2%  57%   13 mph
      6:48 am    6:54 pm

    Monday, Sep 25th
     Drizzle in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       27%  99%   10 mph
      6:50 am    6:51 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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    18
       0%  27%   7 mph
      6:51 am    6:49 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       22%  54%   9 mph
      6:53 am    6:47 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       18%  97%   9 mph
      6:55 am    6:45 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    15
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    18
       0%  77%   10 mph
      6:56 am    6:42 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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       42%  93%   6 mph
      6:58 am    6:40 pm

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