Needles Lighthouse by Ian Stannard (England Photo Spot)

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Needles Lighthouse - Photo by Ian Stannard

The Needles Lighthouse is an active 19th century lighthouse on the outermost of the chalk rocks at The Needles. The lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1859, replacing the cliff-top lighthouse established in 1785 to guide ships making their way up the Solent. Set in the western approaches to the Isle of Wight, the Needles form a narrow chalky peninsula which rises from jagged rocks to 120 metre high cliffs; these rocks have always been a hazard to ships making their way up the Solent to Portsmouth and Southampton Water. (The Needles, Isle of Wight, England)

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