Strumble Head Lighthouse

by David Nurse July. 27, 2021 290 views

Strumble Head Lighthouse stands on Ynys Meicel (St. Michael's Island), also known as Strumble Head, a rocky island at the northwest corner of Pencaer area, quite near the town of Fishguard, in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The day started bright and hot, however, as we got to this part of the coast the mist rolled in around the headland, the temperature dropped and the visibility got shorter illustrating why this lighthouse is needed here. When I left the lighthouse just a half a mile inland it was like another part of the country with bright hot summer sunshine.

The lighthouse replaced a light vessel previously moored in the south of Cardigan Bay.

The Lighthouse is reached by an iron bridge and is currently off-limits so you are unable to get to the lighthouse unless it is one of the open days or educational tours that happen infrequently.

A plaque in the lantern-room is inscribed with a verse from Psalm 127:

Except the Lord Build the house

They labour in vain that build it

Except the Lord keep the city

The Watchman waketh but in vain

The circular stone tower is 55 ft high and still contains the original lantern complete with Fresnel lens.

Illumination was updated from paraffin to electricity in 1949. The Lighthouse was fully electrified in 1965 when the optical system was also replaced by more compact equipment.

The Lighthouse was fully automated in 1980 but monitored with regular visits made by an attendant from the Trinity House Operations Control Centre at Harwich.

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Tinna J 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Sure looks like a place in north Europe, it even reminded me of one place in Iceland though it's a, bit different I have somewhere a picture of that place with a lighthoues

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David Nurse Replied to Tinna J 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Thank you. I would love to see the picture if you find it.

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Amy Caldwell 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for the information along with them. I love lighthouses.

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David Nurse Replied to Amy Caldwell 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I too love lighthouses.

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Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great pictures.

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David Nurse Replied to Adrian Morris 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful captures and good info, love lighthouses

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
David Nurse Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 2 weeks ago

There is something about these things I agree, and usually great locations of course. Thanks for your comments.

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