Anvil Point Lighthouse

Number of views as of 11th July 2014 = 170.

The lighthouse at Anvil Point, on the Purbeck coast, near Swanage (Dorset, England) was built of local stone and completed in 1881.

Just 12 metres tall and 45 metres above sea level, the 1000 watt lamp emits a white flash of 500,000 Candela every 10 seconds and has a range of 24 nautical miles.

Fully automated in 1991, the lighthouse is controlled from the Trinity House operations centre in Harwich, 200 miles away.

Date: 28th December 2011.

Click here to see more shots of Dorset’s stunning ‘Jurassic Coast’.


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The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Super place, nicely captured Howard …

  • Many thanks Tom & best wishes for 2012, Howard.

    – RedHillDigital

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