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Killingholme Low Lighthouses

2 lighthouses, North and South

Killinholme, Lincolnshire

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Aerial photo by Marinas.com, showing the South Low

See also Killingholme High Lighthouse shown on the right. This has more discussion on the group of three lighthouses in close group.

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Aerial photo by Marinas.com

South Low Lighthouse

Taken from Humber bank pathway also shows the Killingholme High Lighthouse painted red.
Photo by David Wright

Photo from Geograph

North Low

This is Killinginham North Low  - listed building    2nd

Photo by David Wright

This lighthouse and adjoining lighthouse keeper's house were built in 1851. They were built by William Foale for Trinity House, London (the Official Lighthouse Authority). The lighthouse was used as a signal station for trawlers until 1920. The date of building and the names of wardens are recorded on a plaque on nearby Killingholme High Lighthouse.

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Killingholme Low Lighthouses, Lincolnshire  (2 north and south)

Current status:

North  - Inactive since 1920

South -  in use

Geographic Position:

North - at the end of Station Road on the south bank of the Humber at Killingholme

South - Located about 400m (1/4 mi) southeast of Station Road on the south bank of the Humber at Killingholme.

Grid Reference:

North TA177184

South TA180181

Ceremonial County:



North - round stucco-covered brick tower with lantern and gallery, attached to 1 storey keeper's house. Tower painted white, lantern dome black. Restored in 2003 - now private house

South  - round stucco covered brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted white.

Map Link:

North   Get-a-map     Multimap 

South  Get-a-map     Multimap

Aerial photo:

North Google satellite view

South Google satellite view Marinas.com

Other photos:

North    photo   Geograph

South    photo Geograph

Originally built:

North 1852

South 1836

Current lighthouse built:

North 1852

South 1836

Height of Tower:

North 14m   (46ft)

South 14m  (46ft)

Height of light above mean sea level:

North   not known

South 10 m (33 ft)

Character of light:

North   none now

South - 1 sec on 1 sec off red light

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

North   None

South  not known

Owned / run by:

North  private house

South: Grimsby and Immingham Ports

Getting there:

 see map


North Site and tower closed - but can be seen from road

South - Site open, tower closed



Other Useful Websites:

North Killingholme North Low on lighthouse depot

South Killingholme South Low  on lighthouse depot

Other Relevant pages:

For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of England and Wales

Featured List of Lighthouses - England and Wales  

List of Minor Lighthouses and Lights - England and Wales

Killingholme High Lighthouse



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