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Location address: United Kingdom, Swansea
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Whiteford Point Lighthouse is located off the coast at Whiteford Point near Whiteford Sands, on the Gower Peninsula, south Wales.
Whiteford Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse found off Whiteford Point in the Loughour Estuary near Llanelli on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Wales. Built in 1866, it is a 44-foot (13 m) high cast-iron structure with a pitched stone apron around the base—the only lighthouse of this design and material in the UK. At the base it is 24 ft (7.3 m) in diameter with a curved taper to 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m) at lantern level. It was constructed by the Llanelli Harbour and Burry Navigation Commissioners to mark the shoals of Whiteford Point, replacing an earlier piled structure of 1854, of which nothing remains. Due to reduced use of Llanelli Harbour, the light was extinguished in the 1920s. The decaying structure was sold for £1 in 2000.