Cromer Lighthouse in Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom | Lighthouse

Welcome to the Cromer Lighthouse, United Kingdom where the light on this eight sided tower is shown 24 hrs a day.

Before the erection of a Lighthouse at Cromer lights for the guidance of vessels were shown from the tower of the parish church, these were small, but served a useful purpose for many years. A number of ecclesiastical lights such as this were exhibited around the coast in medieval times.

Sir John Clayton obtained a patent and built a Lighthouse in Cromer in 1669. He was to charge light dues from the passing vessels. But due to high maintenance and the reluctance of the ship owners to pay up, so Clayton could not afford to kindle fires in the tower at Cromer.

Still the tower was used as a beacon and listed in 1680 sea charts as "a Lighthouse but no fire kept in it". Some time in between this an 1792, when Trinity House had possession of the station, a coal fire was shown in Cromer.

When Trinity House took over, they fitted a flashing light, reflectors and oil lamps on a revolving frame. This resulted in a very rapidly flashing light. This Lighthouse was destroyed in a land slip in 1866.

The present Lighthouse was built in 1833, well away from the cliff and electrified in 1958. In June 1990 the station was converted to automatic operation and is now monitored from the Trinity House Operations Control Centre at Harwich. Before the erection of a Lighthouse at Cromer lights for the guidance of vessels were shown from the tower of the parish church, these were small, but served a useful purpose for many years. A number of ecclesiastical lights such as this were exhibited around the coast in medieval times. The Cromer Lighthouse can be opened by appointment only.  The Cromer Lighhouse flashes once every 5 seconds.

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Cromer Lighthouse, Norfolk, England
Cromer
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