On This Day in Trinity House History – 19 July

1869

Wolf Rock Lighthouse tower construction is completed

Although a black conical beacon was placed on the Wolf Rock by James Walker, the famous lighthouse builder, in 1840, the construction of a proper lighthouse became necessary and Walker began work on a granite tower in 1861. The tower was completed on 19 July 1869 and the light was brought into service early in the following year.

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

Wolf Rock Lighthouse

Wolf Rock Lighthouse

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