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You will be surprised at the number of English and Welsh lighthouses that have disappeared over the last 100 years. The more famous lighthouses are now listed buildings and their future is assured; others that have become redundant and not luckily enough to be restored have also become derelict and will soon be a memory unless a sympathetic restorer comes to the rescue ; Whitford Point is a typical example. A great number of lighthouses were demolished during the 1939 to 1945 World War 2 as it was considered that they might act as a navigational aid to enemy shipping and aircraft. Below I have listed all those that I have been able to trace. Just click on the individual lighthouse you wish to know more about and you will be able to read a brief history and see a photograph or illustration of it; if I have been able to find one.
|Apex, Yorkshire||Avonmouth, Gloucestershire||Bamburgh, Northumberland||Bootle, Lancashire||Braunton, Devon||Burry Holms|
|Carlisle, Cumberland||Chapman, Essex||Cockersand, Lancashire||Crosby, Lancashire||Festival of Britain, London||Folkstone, Kent|
|Formby, Lancashire||Freshwater, Isle of Wight||Harrington, Cumberland||Harwich, Essex||Hopton, Suffolk||Hoylake, Cheshire|
|Landguard Point, Suffolk||Littlehampton, Sussex||Lytham, Lancs||Maplin, Essex||Margate, Kent||Mucking Bight, Essex|
|Newhaven, Sussex||New Quay, Cardiganshire||Purfleet, Essex||Red Acre Point, Seaham, Durham||Rye, Sussex||Salt End, Yorkshire|
|Seaton Carew, County Durham||Swansea, Glamorgan||Tynemouth Castle, Northumberland||Weston Point, Cheshire||Whitstable, Kent||Wyre, Lancashire|