Anvil Point Lighthouse

Anvil Point Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1881 to give a waypoint for vessels on passage along the English Channel coast

Built of local stone, Anvil Point Lighthouse gives a clear line to the west from Portland Bill and to the east guides vessels away from the Christchurch Ledge and leads them into the Solent.

The light was originally illuminated by a paraffin vapour burner, and the fog signal was a small cannon giving a loud blast every five minutes.

Anvil Point Lighthouse was automated in 1991. The lighthouse is now monitored and controlled from Trinity House’s Planning Centre in Harwich, Essex.