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Tater Du Lighthouse
Tater-du, 8km southwest of Penzance, Cornwall
associated engineer
Philip W. Hunt
date  1965
era  Modern  |  category  Lighthouse  |  reference  SW439231
An automatic light on a 15m tower built of curved precast concrete blocks. This is one of the most recent lighthouses constructed by Trinity House, the organization responsible for lighthouses in England and Wales.
Tater Du Lighthouse sits on the clifftop above the Runnelstone rock. Although the Runnelstone had been marked by a buoy and fog signal for many years, vessels were still periodically lost on it. It was therefore decided to supplement the existing markers with the new light in the 1960s.
Research: PS
"The Lighthouses of Trinity House" by Richard Woodman + Jane Wilson
Bradford on Avon, Thomas Reed Publications, 2002
"Lighthouses: Their Architecture, History and Archaeology"
by Douglas B. Hague + Rosemary Christie
Llandysul: Gomer press, 1975
reference sources   Light

Tater Du Lighthouse