Place:


Wolfe Rock Lighthouse  Cornwall

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wolfe Rock Lighthouse like this:

WOLFROCK, a skerry 8½ miles SSW of Lands-End, in Cornwall. It takes its name from the roar, raised by the dashing of the sea upon it; measures 56 yards by 38; is nearly covered at low tide; and has been surmounted, since 1840, by a beacon 36 feet high.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wolfe Rock Lighthouse, in and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5115

Date accessed: 19th October 2017


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