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Name: Dungeness Lighthouse (new)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Folkestone, , United Kingdom

Location: Southernmost point of Kent, southeastern England, entrance to Dover Straits.


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Photo: Tony Denton
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Managing Organization:
Trinity House

Website: http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/dungeness.html

Notes:
The 1904 Dungeness Lighthouse still stands. It had to be replaced because it was blocked by a nuclear power plant.

Tower Height: 141

Height of Focal Plane: 131

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical concrete tower with alternating black and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1615: Open coal fire; 1635: tower with coal fire; 1792: Stone tower, similar to Smeaton's Eddystone tower; 1904: Brick tower.

Date Established: 1615

Date Present Tower Built: 1961

Date Automated: 1991

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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