Historic lighthouse built in 1792 to be demolished before sea swallows it

A local council has ordered the demolition of a 228-year-old lighthouse after hopes it could be saved from the sea finally ran out.

Orfordness Lighthouse in Suffolk, built in 1792, was decommissioned in 2013, with the General Lighthouse Authority, Trinity House, predicting that the iconic building would soon be swept away by the waves.

Volunteers from Orfordness Lighthouse Trust battled to protect the landmark where it stood for as long as possible while preserving as many of its...
source: Metro

2020-02-25 14:20
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