Cromer Lighthouse

Cromer Lighthouse, Norfolk

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  • Before the erection of a lighthouse at Cromer lights for the guidance of vessels were shown from the tower of the parish church, these were small, but served a useful purpose for many years. A number of ecclesiastical lights such as this were exhibited around the coast in medieval times.

    During the first twenty years following Charles II’s restoration in 1660 many proposals were put forward for lighthouses on all parts of the coast. One of the petitioners, Sir John Clayton, suggested no less than five lighthouses on four different sites – at the Farne Islands off Northumberland, Flamborough Head in Yorkshire, Foulness at Cromer and Corton near Lowestoft.

    Despite opposition to his schemes Sir John, together with a George Blake obtained a comprehensive patent in 1669 and at a cost of £3,000 erected towers at each of the four sites. The patent would last for 60 years and specified rates of dues to to be paid (voluntarily) by the owners of passing vessels.

    The present lighthouse, a white octagonal tower standing about ½ mile from the cliff edge, was built in 1833 and converted to electric operation in 1958. In June 1990 the station was converted to automatic operation and is now monitored from the Trinity House Operations Control Centre at Harwich.

  • Cromer Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Thursday through Monday, with temperatures falling to 15°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
    13
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    18
       3%  29%   8 mph
      6:48 am    6:45 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    14
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    19
       0%  17%   11 mph
      6:50 am    6:43 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    14
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    17
       53%  87%   8 mph
      6:52 am    6:41 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
     
    11
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    18
       32%  95%   8 mph
      6:53 am    6:38 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    11
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    16
       6%  61%   6 mph
      6:55 am    6:36 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain until evening.
     
    11
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    17
       31%  73%   17 mph
      6:57 am    6:33 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    11
    -> 
    15
       32%  76%   13 mph
      6:59 am    6:31 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
    10
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    15
       0%  36%   15 mph
      7:00 am    6:29 pm

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