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Name: Herd Groyne Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
South Shields, , United Kingdom

Location: Entrance to River Tyne, northeast England.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Port of Tyne Authority


This tower shows two lights in different directions, an occulting red/green light with a focal plane of 43 feet, and an occulting white light with a focal plane of 46 feet.

Tower Height: 49

Characteristic and Range: Dir.Oc.R.G., period 10s ( lt. 8s, ec. 2s) / Dir.Oc.W., period 10s

Description of Tower: Red, octagonal cast iron tower on iron pilings.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1882

Date Present Tower Built: 1882

Fog Signal: Bell, one stroke every 5 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse can be reached from the parking area at the north end of Harbour Drive.


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