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Llanmadoc, Wales

Whiteford Lighthouse

This lonely cast-iron structure is the only wave-washed lighthouse of its kind left in all of Britain. 

This dominating cast-iron lighthouse was  built in 1865 at Whiteford Point.

It rises 44 feet above the water and is only accessible at low tide, and even then there’s a risk of wet feet. Whiteford Lighthouse is unique in its survival as the only wave-swept cast-iron lighthouse in British coastal waters, and deeply significant to the history of cast-iron architecture. 

It holds the status of a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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Whiteford Beach, near Cwm Ivy Woods, Llanmadoc

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