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Name: Happisburgh Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Happisburgh, , United Kingdom

Location: Norfolk, east coast of England.

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Photo: John Mobbs
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Managing Organization:
Happisburgh Lighthouse Trust


Contact Address Information:
The Lighthouse
Happisburgh, Norwich
United Kingdom

This is the only privately operated lighthouse in the United Kingdom. It was transferred from Trinity House to the newly formed Happisburgh Lighthouse Trust in 1990. If you would like to become a member of the Friends of Happisburgh Lighthouse, write to Friends of Happisburgh Lighthouse, "Solar Via," Happisburgh, Norfolk, NR12 0QU, England; phone 01692 650442, or email

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashed every 30 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical tower with red and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1791

Date Present Tower Built: 1791

Current Use: Private aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse is open Sunday afternoons in summer.


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