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Paull - Paull, East Yorkshire

Lighthouse category:  coastal

Position:  53° 43' 8.19"N : 0° 14' 3.89"W

Status: inactive

Date:  1836

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  46 feet

Construction: stucco rendered, round, brick tower with lantern and gallery

Colour scheme: white

Focal plane height:  not applicable

Characteristics: not applicable

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

Built in 1836 to mark the safe passage through Paull Roads, the lighthouse had a relatively short active light caused by the constantly shifting sands of the Humber.  By 1870, the channel had moved significantly and the lighthouse was deactivated, it's role being assumed by the range lights a short distance to the south at Thorngumbauld Clough.  The tower was built by Trinity House and was originally free standing, the attached dwelling houses being later additions.  The lighthouse was sold into private ownership in 1947 and, in the late 1980s, was fully restored by its present owner.  There are no problems with access as the lighthouse is situated beside a public road.  Photographically speaking, the light is likely to be better from late morning onwards and the raised seawall on the opposite side of the road provides an excellent viewpoint.

The image below gives a wider view of the lighthouse showing the attached cottages.

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