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Burry Holm forms the northern point of Rhossili bay, and southern point of the entrance to Burry inlet. It is a grassy islet with steep cliffs on the western end, from which a rocky ledge dries out for a short distance, and is connected with the drying sands on both sides; on the eastern side, it slopes to a sandy and rocky spit, which dries about 13 feet and connect to Limekiln point on the mainland.
A light was established in 1920 to replace the cast iron Whitford Point lighthouse that had become redundant, but, incidentally, is still there today.
It was exhibited, at an elevation on 112 feet, from a white circular cast iron structure on a concrete base, 12 feet in height, situated on Burry Holm. It showed a White Group flashing light twice every 10 seconds. Visible from 025 degrees through East to 220 degrees.
Burry Holm was discontinued in 1966 and no trace of it exists today.