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The two little harbour leading lights were affectionately known Salt and Pepper Pots as they guided shipping into the Littlehampton Channel and thus the harbour.
The high light was built in 1848 and consisted of a forty feet high white painted close boarded wooden tower with a green cupola roof situated at the shore end of the east pier. The light was visible for 10 miles. The low light was built in 1868 and consisted of a twenty six feet high white painted close boarded wooden tower with a green cupola roof situated at the end of the east pier. The light was visible for 7 miles.
Both lights were demolished in 1940 in order to prevent enemy ships using them as a landmark. After the war in 1948 the lights were re-established with the high light being a white painted thirty feet high concrete plinth tower with a letterbox light visible for 10 miles and a small poly carbonate light on a pole for the low light.