On This Day in Trinity House History – 1 March

1859

Godrevy Lighthouse is lit for the first time

James Walker designed the station, and two keepers were originally appointed to the lighthouse to maintain the two lights, one a bright flashing white every ten seconds, and the other a fixed red, which marked the Stones Rocks. Their range was 17 and 15 miles respectively.

Trinity House erected the lighthouse after the iron screw steamer Nile was wrecked with the loss of all passengers and crew on 30 November 1854.

You can find more information about Godrevy Lighthouse on our main website.

Godrevy Lighthouse plan 1857

Godrevy Lighthouse plan 1857

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