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Name: Flat Holm Light  

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Also known as: Flatholm Light

Nearest Town or City:
Barry, , United Kingdom

Location: On small island in middle of entrance to Severn estuary from the Bristol Channel, Wales.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Trinity House


This lighthouse (built by William Crispe and Benjamin Lund.) was substantially altered in 1819, when a new structure was built around the original one. It was altered again in 1867. The Flat Holm Society works for the preservation of this station; see

Tower Height: 99

Height of Focal Plane: 164

Characteristic and Range: Three flashes every 10 seconds, white and red sectors.

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower attached to one-story dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1737

Date Present Tower Built: 1737

Fog Signal: Foghorn deactivated in 1988.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Guided tours leave from Barry from April to October. For information call 01446 747661.

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