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Lighthouse at the Lizard Point, Cornwall

Lighthouse at the Lizard Point, Cornwall

To voyagers from the West bound for the English Channel, the Lizard is the first point of English land to be sighted. It so happens that the cliff and rocks at this spot are as magnificent as any on our coasts. The beauty of the vari-coloured serpentine rock is notorious. There was a lighthouse at the Lizard as early as 1757, the illuminant being a fire of wood or coal contained in a brazier fixed to the summit. To-day there are two lights. The view in the photograph is of the one seen from Housel Bay.

Other pictures from The Coastwise Lights of Britain

Wolf Rock lighthouse, and St. Anthonys Head, Falmouth

Chickens Rock and Calf Sound, Isle of Man

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