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Lost Lighthouses.

You will be surprised at the number of English and Welsh lighthouses that have disappeared over the last 100 years. The more famous lighthouses are now listed buildings and their future is assured; others that have become redundant and not luckily enough to be restored have also become derelict and will soon be a memory unless a sympathetic restorer comes to the rescue ; Whitford Point is a typical example. A great number of lighthouses were demolished during the 1939 to 1945 World War 2 as it was considered that they might act as a navigational aid to enemy shipping and aircraft. Below I have listed all those that I have been able to trace. Just click on the individual lighthouse you wish to know more about and you will be able to read a brief history and see a photograph or illustration of it; if I have been able to find one.

Apex, Yorkshire Avonmouth, Gloucestershire Bamburgh, Northumberland Bootle, Lancashire Braunton, Devon Burry Holms
Carlisle, Cumberland Chapman, Essex Cockersand, Lancashire Crosby, Lancashire Festival of Britain, London Folkstone, Kent
Formby, Lancashire Freshwater, Isle of Wight Harrington, Cumberland Harwich, Essex Hopton, Suffolk Hoylake, Cheshire
Landguard Point, Suffolk Littlehampton, Sussex Lytham, Lancs Maplin, Essex Margate, Kent Mucking Bight, Essex
Newhaven, Sussex New Quay, Cardiganshire Purfleet, Essex Red Acre Point, Seaham, Durham Rye, Sussex Salt End, Yorkshire
Seaton Carew, County Durham Swansea, Glamorgan Tynemouth Castle, Northumberland Weston Point, Cheshire Whitstable, Kent Wyre, Lancashire