Bull Point Lighthouse

Bull Point Lighthouse, Ilfracombe, Devon

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  • Bull Point lighthouse gives a guide to vessels navigating off the North Devon coast with a red sector light marking the Rockham Shoal and the Morte Stone.

    Bull Point Lighthouse gives a guide to vessels navigating off the North Devon Coast with a red sector light marking the Rockham Shoal and the Morte Stone off Morte Point. The light was first established in 1879 on the headland near the village of Mortehoe, North Devon, and operated without undue incident for 93 years, but on 18th September, 1972, the Principal Keeper reported ground movement in the area of the engine room and the passage leading to the lighthouse, and that 2″ fissures were opening up. In the early hours of Sunday morning, 24th September, 15 metres of the cliff face crashed into the sea and a further 15 metres subsided steeply causing deep fissures to open up inside the boundary wall. Walls cracked and the engine/fog signal station partly collapsed, leaving it in a dangerous condition and putting the fog signal out of action.

  • Bull Point Lighthouse Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures peaking at 22°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    19
       0%  74%   1 mph
      5:15 am    9:14 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    12
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    22
       0%  8%   8 mph
      5:14 am    9:15 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Rain overnight.
     
    14
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    22
       0%  19%   11 mph
      5:13 am    9:16 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Rain in the morning.
     
    12
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    19
       79%  75%   5 mph
      5:12 am    9:18 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    11
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    19
       53%  69%   5 mph
      5:11 am    9:19 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    12
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    22
       58%  88%   5 mph
      5:10 am    9:20 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    10
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    16
       9%  82%   6 mph
      5:09 am    9:21 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Drizzle until afternoon.
     
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    17
       41%  60%   7 mph
      5:09 am    9:22 pm

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