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Beachy Head is sited about 165 metres seawards from the base of the cliffs.
It is said that as early as 1670 a light shone to guide passing vessels from the top of the cliffs at Beachy Head, the 90 metres high seaward termination of the Sussex Downs.
In 1828 James Walker erected Belle Toute Lighthouse, a 14 metre high circular tower, on the headland. This remained in operation till 1899 when it was abandoned due to being frequently shrouded in mist and threatened with collapse because of recurrent falls of chalk from the cliff.
In 1902 under the direction of Sir Thomas Matthews, the Trinity House Engineer-in-Chief, the present lighthouse was brought into service, sited about 165 metres seawards from the base of the cliffs. It took two years to complete and involved building a coffer-dam and a cableway from the top of the cliffs to carry materials down to the site. 3,660 tons of Cornish granite were used in the construction of the tower.
More details: www.trinityhouse.co.uk
Beachy Head Lighthouse Weather Forecast
Light rain today and Saturday, with temperatures peaking at 23°C on Friday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
13->2076% 73% 2 mph
4:55 am 9:00 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
12->1915% 55% 12 mph
4:54 am 9:01 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Wednesday, May 31st
12->200% 12% 1 mph
4:53 am 9:02 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->220% 3% 6 mph
4:52 am 9:03 pmLight rain overnight.Friday, Jun 2nd
13->237% 20% 6 mph
4:52 am 9:04 pmLight rain until afternoon and breezy starting in the afternoon.Saturday, Jun 3rd
13->1767% 72% 8 mph
4:51 am 9:05 pmBreezy throughout the day.Sunday, Jun 4th
12->1615% 1% 21 mph
4:50 am 9:06 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Jun 5th
12->160% 58% 10 mph
4:50 am 9:07 pm
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