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Thorngumbauld Clough High - Nr Paull, East Yorkshire

Lighthouse category:  range

Position:  53° 42' 29.2" N : 0° 13' 32.2" W

Status: active

Date:  1870

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  50 feet

Construction: skeletal cast iron tower with lantern, gallery and enclosed watch room

Colour scheme: tower and lantern red, lantern dome white

Focal plane height:  43 feet

Characteristics: white light occulting every 2 seconds

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

This is the rear light of the range pair at Thorngumbauld Clough on the north bank of the Humber a short distance East of the village of Paull.  The rear light is fairly conventional, although skeletal towers aren't all that common in England.  It is slightly unusual, however, in that it is so close to mean sea level that the height of the focal plane is actually lower than the height of the tower.  For reasons that will become clear when I describe the Low Light, this range pair has survived the ever shifting navigation channel of the Humber for nearly a century and a half.  The lights are only a short walk from the village of Paull but there is also a car park on the riverside that can be accessed by a minor road that leaves the main street through Paull just to the east of the village.  The light should be ok for most of the day although the period around midday could be problematic from certain angles.

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