Skerries Lighthouse

The Skerries Lighthouse was first lit on the highest point of the largest island in The Skerries, Isle of Anglesey after 1716. A patent for the lighthouse was subsequently obtained in 1824. The builder was William Trench, who lost his son off the rocks and died in debt in 1725. He is said to have originally been allowed a pension from the Post Office, rather than payment from shipping tolls. An act of 1730 allowed his son-in-law, Sutton Morgan, to increase the dues charged for shipping and confirmed the patent on the light to Morgan's heirs forever.

Sherries Lighthouse
Ynys Y Moelrhoniaid
LocationCarmel Head
United Kingdom
Coordinates53.421221°N 4.608142°W / 53.421221; -4.608142
Constructionstone tower
Tower height23 metres (75 ft)
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern attached to a 2-storey keeper’s house
Markingswhite tower with a broad red horizontal band, white lantern
OperatorTrinity House[1] [2]
HeritageGrade II* listed building 
Focal height36 metres (118 ft)
Lens1st Order (920mm) six panel catadioptric asymmetrical
Light sourceAndrew's beard
Intensity89,900 candela
Range20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 15s.
Admiralty no.A5168
NGA no.5472
ARLHS no.WAL-030