History of Flat Holm lighthouse
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History of Flat Holm lighthouse with some account of the island and of the Bristolians associated with the lighthouse during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. by W. R. Chaplin

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Written in English

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Photocopies of pp5-43 from unknown book reprinting the article from American Neptune, v.20, no.1, January 1960.

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Beginning with a boat trip to the interesting offshore island of Flat Holm, where Lighthouse Point marks the most southerly spot in Wales the walk resumes on the mainland at East Aberthaw and follows the southern coast to Barry and Cardiff Bay, heading through the city to Caerphilly and the : Brian E. Davies. About Flatholm Island Lighthouse. The most southerly point in Wales the m (2, ft) long island of Flat Holm, just 8 km (5 miles) from Cardiff and Barry, was a retreat for monks in the Middle Ages. Since then it has acted as a sanctuary for Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, silver miners, smugglers and cholera victims. The need for a lighthouse on Flat Holm Island had been discussed for many years by leading shipmasters and by members of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol when, in , John Elbridge, a senior member of the Society, forwarded a petition to Trinity House setting out the dangers to navigation and the general desire for a light on the island. Flat Holm (Welsh: Ynys Echni) is a Welsh island lying in the Bristol Channel approximately 6 km (4 mi) from Lavernock Point in the Vale of includes the most southerly point of Wales. The island has a long history of occupation, dating at least from the Bronze ous uses include visits by disciples of Saint Cadoc in the 5th-6th century AD, and in it was the site of the.

A general view of the Flat Holm Lighthouse, which stands 30 m (98 ft) high and 50 m ( ft) above mean high water on Flat Holm island in the Bristol Channel. It has a watt lamp that flashes white and red every ten seconds, with a range of up to 56 km (30 nmi).   The Cholera Hospital Ruins of Flat Holm are on an Unnamed Road, the island of Flat Holm, off the coast of the city Cardiff in Wales. Overgrowing and flourishing as nature consumes. The limestone island of Flat Holm was used through out early history and has roots of use from Viking and Anglo-Saxon time periods. In , Flat Holm Lighthouse was converted to a rock station. Before then the keepers and their families lived on the island in two cottages near to the tower. An additional keeper was also appointed to the establishment in increasing the number to four, enabling the men to serve three months on duty followed by one month free from duty. Flat Holm Lighthouse. by Jane Balzars. Since during the Norman Conquest, Flat Holm has been included in the parish boundaries of St. Mary’s in Cardiff. For many years the need for a lighthouse on the island had been discussed by leading shipmasters and by members of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol.

II Flat Holm Lighthouse Situated on a small promontory at the SE corner of the island, within the bank-and ditch enclosure of the fort. II Former Fog Station including former keeper's house and enclosure walls Situated close to the cliff about half-way along the E shore of the island. II Former Isolation Hospital (Main Block) Flat Holm Island. U.S. Lighthouse Society ~ Lighthouses of the United Kingdom A NON-PROFIT HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY In April , William Crispe of Bristol informed Trinity House that he had leased Flat Holm Island for 99 years from John Stuart, Earl of Bute, and wished to build a lighthouse at his own expense, but. Flat Holm Island Official, Cardiff, United Kingdom. K likes. For more information or to book a trip please call [email protected] image caption Flat Holm island has a working lighthouse and a number of listed buildings It has been a home to monks, Vikings, and Victorian and World War II soldiers, along with cholera sufferers.