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Sorel Point Lighthouse

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Aerial Photo Marinas.com (more images available)

The above aerial photo shows the lighthouse when it was painted black and white chequered. It is now painted totally white as in the image below.

Previously black and white chequered - now painted white

Built in 1938 and located on top a cliff on the northern end of the island. It was originally painted in a black and white chequered board pattern, but in 2009 it was repainted white all over including the adjacent rock faces. The grounds are open to the public, but the tower isn't, as it is still operational.

The light, formerly shone through the long window, but is now in a small yellow lantern on top of the structure.


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Sorel Point Lighthouse, Jersey

Current status:

Currently in use

Geographic Position:

49 1560N; 002 0954W

Grid Reference:

 

Ceremonial County:

Jersey

Appearance:

cylindrical concrete pillbox tower, painted white

Map Link:

Google

Aerial photo:

Marinas

Other photos:

photo

Originally built:

1938

Current lighthouse built:

 

Height of Tower:

3 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

50 metres

Character of light:

white or red light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 5.5 s off.

Character of fog signal:

 

Range of light:

 

Owned / run by:

Jersey Harbours

Getting there:

From St Johns village take the road to Sorrel Point

Access:

The grounds are open to the public, but the tower isn't.

Website:

 

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