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To the Lighthouse

South Foreland Lighthouse (c) National Trust

South Foreland Lighthouse is owned and managed by the National Trust and is a fine example of a mid-19th century lighthouse which still retains the original clockwork weights mechanism.Lighthouse damage  It is one of a pair of lighthouses that helped mariners avoid the Goodwin Sands and was erected by Trinity House in 1843.

Despite the impressive exterior of the lighthouse the fabric of the building continues to deteriorate.  To the Lighthouse has provided opportunities for volunteers to become involved in the assessment and monitoring of the building.  All this work has lead to the production of a Conservation Management Plan for the lighthouse that outlines the work required and cost of repairing the building.

Contact Jon Barker at the National Trust by e-mail or on 01303 852463 if you would like to learn more about the monitoring of this magnificent building.