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The original Mevagissey lighthouse was destroyed in the great blizzard of 1891; this lighthouse is renowned for leading to the town supposedly being the first in the UK to have street lighting. In 1895, a pilchard-powered power station was built for the sole purpose of lighting the new lighthouse, after installing it was discovered that there was also enough power to light the town?s streets too. This one was first lit in 1896 and stands at nine metres high.

July 2011

Address: Victoria Pier Head, Mevagissey

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