"Perch Rock lighthouse" New Brighton Things to Do Tip by sandysmith

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by sandysmith

Perch Rock Lighthouse was designed by John Foster and was based on John Smeaton's Eddystone Lighthouse of 1756. The foundation stone was laid on 8th June 1827 and took 3 years to complete. The lamp was of the revolving kind, and first shone on the 1st March 1830. The lamp last shone on the 1st October 1973, a victim of modern navigation technology. The Lighthouse was bought privately for a nominal sum, on the condition it was maintained.

It has even been used a s honeymoon suite.
Here the lighthouse can be seen when the tide is in - must be interesting carrrying the bride over the threshold as a ladder is needed to reach up to the first of the 15 iron rungs (when the tide is out too) built in to the side of the tower, these then lead up to the door!

Directions: New Brighton Promenade

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  • Written Feb 1, 2003
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