The Elder Brethern of Trinity House was incorporated by Royal Charter by King Henry VIII on 20 May 1514. Today, Trinity House maintains 65 lighthouses ranging from isolated rock towers like the Eddystone to mainland stations such as Whitby High Light. As technology advances and priorities change, so the charges under Trinity House’s care will no doubt diminish. Already Orfordness has succumbed to the tides (it can be found in section 4 below) and soon Royal Sovereign will be made obsolete, but these structures continue to provide guidance to travellers and to fascinate and intrigue the public. Long may they continue.
This category features the major sea lights under Trinity House’s care and is arranged alphabetically by name. If you’re unsure of the name or location, please use the search function at top right which should bring you to your preferred lighthouse.