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Rampside Lighthouse.

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Rampside is a small row of houses leading to Peel Island with its own King and life boat station on the coast of Lancashire in between Morecambe Bay and Barrow in Furness. This tall slender red and yellow brick square tower is the rear leading light situated on the beach. This is one of a pair; and there are a total of three pairs of beacons situated at Rampside Sands; Walney Channel and Bigger Sands but this one is the only remaining original one and is worthy of note. It was Leading Light No. 4. It was built between 1850 and 1870 and the tower is 46 feet high and the light is visible for 6 miles.

The series of photos above show you how the sandy and shingle beach has disappeared over the years as the sea no longer laps around the base of the lighthouse and green vegetation has replaced it. The photo on the right shows the modern replacement light which has none of the romance of the old but probably far more practical.