Flamborough Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located at Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire. England. Flamborough Head Lighthouse acts as a waypoint for passing deep sea vessels and coastal traffic, and marks Flamborough Head for vessels heading towards Scarborough and Bridlington.
The first lighthouse, built by Sir John Clayton, was completed in 1674 and is one of the oldest surviving complete lighthouse in England. Built from chalk, it was never lit. This is now a Grade II* listed building. The present lighthouse, designed by Samuel Wyatt and costing £8,000 to build, was first lit on 1 December 1806. The current electric fog signal was installed in 1975, replacing older equipment. In the past, warnings in foggy weather were provided by rockets, discharged every 5 minutes and reaching an altitude of 600 feet . The last lighthouse keepers left on 8 May 1996. East Riding of Yorkshire Council, under license from Trinity House, operate tours of the lighthouse seasonally. This is now a Grade II listed building.
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