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For over 200 years the Smalls Lighthouse has been acting as a guide and hazard warning to passing ships. John Phillips, a Welshman, first conceived the idea of setting a lighthouse on the Smalls, one of two tiny clusters of rocks lying close together in the Irish Sea, 21 miles off St. David’s Head in Wales, the highest peak of which projects only 3.5 metres above the highest tides.
Although the lighthouse was described in 1801 as a “raft of timber rudely put together” it survived for 80 years. Whiteside’s design of raising a super-structure on piles so that the sea could pass through them with “but little obstruction” has been adopted since for hundreds of sea structures.
The present lighthouse was built under the supervision of Trinity House Chief Engineer, James Douglass. Its design was based on Smeaton’s Eddystone tower and it took just two years to build being completed in 1861.
Smalls Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Wednesday through next Monday, with temperatures peaking at 16°C on Wednesday.Partly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
13->153% 41% 2 mph
7:14 am 7:16 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Sep 26th
13->156% 77% 4 mph
7:16 am 7:13 pmRain and windy until evening.Wednesday, Sep 27th
14->1668% 90% 9 mph
7:18 am 7:11 pmLight rain and windy starting in the evening.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->1537% 85% 7 mph
7:19 am 7:09 pmLight rain in the morning and overnight and breezy in the morning.Friday, Sep 29th
13->1542% 53% 8 mph
7:21 am 7:07 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Saturday, Sep 30th
12->1439% 60% 6 mph
7:23 am 7:04 pmRain throughout the day and windy overnight.Sunday, Oct 1st
13->1637% 99% 8 mph
7:24 am 7:02 pmWindy throughout the day and light rain overnight.Monday, Oct 2nd
12->1537% 97% 14 mph
7:26 am 7:00 pm
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