ohmydays ~09/08/15
Situated amongst the 10mi (16km) National Trust owned Orfordness spit (an area of special scientific interest) Orfordness Lighthouse inevitably faces ruin by the encroachment of coastal erosion. Now in the possession of the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust after its deactivation in 2013 its survival relies solely on public donations. The installation of 'shingle encased in a roll of strong geotextile material' acts as a short term solution to the constant undermining of the low shingle cliff positioned in-between the lighthouse and sea - a distance of approximately 11m (35ft) - until key historical artefacts are salvaged.
Orfordness Lighthouse was constructed in 1792 and stands a total of 30m (98ft) high, with roughly 100 steps to the top. Although deactivated on 27 June 2013 the beam of light produced had a range of 20 nautical miles (23mi or 37km) when electrified in 1959. Later, in 1967, Orfordness Lighthouse became the first lighthouse to be controlled by telemetry (derived from the Greek: tele = remote + metron = measure) from Harwich, just over 15mi away.
Orford Lighthouse Charity: 1156 126

#Orford #lighthouse #preservation
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