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Chicken Rock Lighthouse

Isle of Man

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Chicken Rock is an isolated bare rock about one and half miles south of the Calf of Man. The lighthouse was built when it became clear that the Calf of Man lights were not sufficient to warn ships away from the area.

The erection of this light and when it became functional in 1875 led to the demise of the twin Calf of Man lighthouses on shore, when the shore station was moved to Port St Mary in 1912.  In 1960 this lighthouse at Chicken Rock was seriously damaged by fire and after some discussion it was automated in 1961. At the same time a proposal was put together to re-instate a lighthouse back on shore at the Calf of Man, which occurred in 1968.

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Chicken Rock Lighthouse, Isle of Man

Current status:


Geographic Position:

54 02.271'N   004 50.315'W

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Ceremonial County:

Isle of Man


tapered granite tower with lantern and gallery, incorporating keeper's quarters. Tower unpainted, lantern painted black.

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Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

44 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

38 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 5 Secs

Character of fog signal:

Fog horn blasts every 60 s

Range of light:

21 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

Only by boat


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