50° 03’.143 N 005° 34’.647 W (not for navigation purposes)
Photo by Tim Stevens
Tater Du Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1965 as an automatic installation and was opened by the Duke of Gloucester (see video link in the 'Related Links' section of this page). The lighthouse marks a headland on the south Cornwall coast to the west of Penzance. A red sector light warns shipping of the Runnelstone Rocks.
The lighthouse, which is built of white concrete blocks, was modernised in 1996/7.
|Height Of Tower||15 Metres|
|Height Of Light Above Mean High Water||Main Light: 34 Metres Sector Light: 31 Metres|
|Optic||4Th Order 250 Mm Rotating Optic|
|Character||Main Light: Three White Flashes Every 15 Seconds Sector Light: Fixed Red4 White Flashes Every 15 Seconds|
|Intensity||Main Light: 294,000 Candela Sector Light: 11,100 Candela|
|Range Of Light||Main Light: 23 nautical miles; Sector Light: 13 nautical miles|
|Fog Signal Character||2 Blasts Every 30 Seconds|