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Cromer Lighthouse

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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (E)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Dec 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Dec 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NE)

Cromer weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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