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East Usk Lighthouse

Nash, Monmouthshire

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Aerial photo by Marinas.com, more images are available

I haven't so far been able to find out much about this small lighthouse. It was built in 1893 and is situated where the River Usk joins the Severn estuary. It is by the Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve, which can be seen behind it in the photograph.

Photograph by Robin Drayton 

This is a different lighthouse from the West Usk Lighthouse which is now a B&B or www.westusklighthouse.co.uk

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East Usk Lighthouse, Nash, Monmouthshire

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Round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white

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Height of Tower:

11m  36 ft

Height of light above mean sea level:

11m  36ft

Character of light:

Two flashes every 10 s, white, red, or green depending on direction

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Owned / run by:

Newport Harbour Commissioners

Getting there:

Located on the east side of the entrance to the River Usk about 2km (1.2 mi) southwest of Nash


site is open, tower is not. The lighthouse is accessible via a 3/4-mile walk from the local nature reserve



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Page Ref: East_Usk Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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