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Berry Head Lighthouse

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Location  Brixham Devon England
Intensity  4,200 candela
Address  Brixham TQ5 9AW, UK
Elevation  58 m
Automated  1921
Year first constructed  1906
Markings / pattern  white lantern and dome
Range  19 nmi (35 km; 22 mi)
Height  5 m
Opened  1906
Focal height  58 m
Berry Head Lighthouse
Tower shape  cylindrical lantern with dome attached to equipment building
Current lens  500 mm 3rd order rotating optic
Similar  Hilbre Island Lighthouse, Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse, St Bees Lighthouse, Cromer Lighthouse, Farne Lighthouse

Berry Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse, located at the end Berry Head near Brixham in Devon. It was originally built in 1906, and was then automated and converted to run on acetylene in 1921, and was modernised in 1994 since then it has run on mains electricity.

The light has a range of 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi), giving a double white flash every 15 seconds.

Berry Head is reputedly the shortest lighthouse in Great Britain, but also one of the highest, being only 5 metres (16 ft) tall, but 58 metres (190 ft) above mean sea level. It was also said to be the deepest because the optic was originally turned by a weight falling down a 45 metres (148 ft) deep shaft, though an electric motor is now used.

Semaphore signalling apparatus was on Berry Head before 1875 and acted as the Lloyds' Signal Station for Torbay.

Berry head lighthouse


References

Berry Head Lighthouse Wikipedia


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