Old Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse

Decommissioned since the erection in 1961 of it’s smaller successor nearby (the “new lighthouse”), the 143ft-high Old Lighthouse, built in 1904 and painted the same velvety black as many of the beach cottages, displays navigational equipment and information panels on it’s 4 floors and affords sweeping views from the top. It’s nearly two hundred steps up, with an extremely steep final stretch, and can be dramatically windy – vertigo sufferers should beware. The large, round structure next to the Old Lighthouse is the base of the oldest lighthouse of all, built in the eighteenth century and long since gone. It is now a private residence.

taken 8th June
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Location:
Dungeness, Kent. UK
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch