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Photographer: © Zbigniew Siwik (Gallery)(14th May 2015)
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The Chalk Tower

Flamborough Headland has always been a dangerous place for shipping and there was a lighthouse long before the present one was built . The octagonal chalk tower is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in England . It was built in 1669 by Sir John Clayton , who was given permission to build a number of lighthouses around the country by King Charles II . The 24 metre tower was designed to have brushwood or coal fire burning on the top .

A picture of: East Riding of Yorkshire, Flamborough Lighthouse ( More pictures of Flamborough Lighthouse by Zbigniew Siwik )

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Lighthouses, Buildings & Structures, East Riding of Yorkshire

Canon Canon EOS 40D Focal length: 50 mm, Aperture: f 6.4, ISO: 100 Exposure time: 1/500 sec
Date/Time Creation: July 29, 2014, 11:03 am

ImageID:1196443, Image size: 2489 x 3734 pixels

Flamborough LighthouseEast Riding of YorkshireFlamborough

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(14th May 2015)

A great image .....& as always,detailed narrative.

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Comment by Dave John(14th May 2015)

Super shot Zbig and a place definitely on this years to-do list

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Comment by rustyruth(14th May 2015)

One of my favourite lighthouses, great shot.

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(14th May 2015)

A rare looking lighthouse, nice capture and info.

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Comment by colin jones(15th May 2015)

Great shot with excellent narrative

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Comment by Pat Trout(15th May 2015)

Amazing set of pics with Info

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