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Portishead Point lighthouse

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Foundation  concrete basement
Characteristic  Q (3) W 10s.
Opened  1931
Focal height  9 m
Construction  metal skeletal tower
Height  9 m
Range  29,632 m
Year first constructed  1931
Portishead Point lighthouse httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  Portishead Somerset England
Tower shape  square pyramidal tower enclosed with balcony and light
Markings / pattern  black tower, white basement
Similar  Burnham‑on‑Sea Round Tower, Burnham‑on‑Sea High Lighthouse, Gorleston (Range Rear) Lig, Pakefield Lighthouse, Black Nore lighthouse

Portishead Point lighthouse, which is more commonly known as Battery Point lighthouse, in Portishead, Somerset, England was built in 1931.

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Map of Battery Point Lighthouse, Esplanade Rd, Bristol BS20 7HD, UK

History

The 9-metre-high (30 ft) lighthouse was built at Battery Point by the Chance Brothers of Smethwick. It consists of a black metal pyramid on a concrete base.

A two tonne fog bell, cast by Gillett & Johnston of Croydon, which used to hang on the structure was removed in 1998. Following public campaigning for restoration the bell was acquired by Portishead Town Council and returned to the town in 2012. It is installed in Wyndham Way close to the High Street.

The lighthouse is currently maintained by the Bristol Port Company. The light was refurbished in 2012.

References

Portishead Point lighthouse Wikipedia


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