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POSITION 53 25'.O N 04 17'.3 W
Location: North Coast of Angelsea - Wales (Dyfed)
No. on Admiralty list of lights: 5160
First official light established: 1835
Designers/Builders: George F. Lyster - Mersey Docks & Harbour Board
Original structure: Castellated Masonry
Height of structure: 36ft (11m)
Present lighthouse established: 1835
Height of light above mean high water: 128ft (39m)
Visible range of light: 20 nautical miles
Characteristic light: white occulting every 10 seconds
Point Lynas Lighthouse is situated on the north coast of Anglesey in North Wales. There is a long steep walk along a narrow road way leading to the station and for the hardy treker the climb opens out to a magnificent view. However there is a narrow service road but owners are not advised to use it because there is only enough room for one vehicle. Should another car appear from the opposite direction, it will mean reversing a long way back before the vehicles can pass each other.
From numerous historical maritime records it appears that around 1766 there became a serious need for a station on Anglesey where ships heading for Liverpool could pick up pilots. The Liverpool Pilotage Service chose Point Lynas, after examining several sites.
Originally the early pilots used a farmhouse as their lookout post. After 1779 they used two oil lamps with Hutchinsons small metal reflectors set into a tower and showing in two directions. The new lighthouse was designed by George F. Lyster and built by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in 1835 at a cost £1,165.
The lighthouse is a low castellated structure painted white. Its round light room is connected to the seaward side of the building.
Trinity House took over the responsibility of Lynas Point on the 2nd April 1973.
Today it is fully automated with its power source electric. In case of mains failure there is a standby generator set.
Its optical apparatus is a 2nd order 1400mm catadioptric fixed lens and has and intensity of about 112,000 candelas. Its visible range is set at 20 nautical miles.
Lynas Point (or Point Lynas)