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Old Hunstanton Lighthouse And Remains of St Edmund's Chapel

On the top of the cliffs at Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, can be found the old lighthouse and the remains of St. Edmund's Chapel.

 

The Lighthouse

The present lighthouse was built in 1840 although there has been a Lighthouse on the site since 1665. This first lighthouse was built of wood with an iron basket of burning coals as a light. Hunstanton lighthouse had the world's first parabolic reflector which was built here in 1776. The present lighthouse ceased operations in 1922, since when it has been a private residence and a Holiday Let.

 

St. Edmunds Chapel Ruins

The chapel, now in ruins, was erected in 1272 in memory of St Edmund who landed at Hunstanton in 855 to be crowned King of East Anglia. He led an army against Viking invaders but was defeated, captured and martyred. He became the first patron saint of England.

 

Taken with my Canon Telephoto Zoom 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM EF Lens and apart from being framed in Photoshop, is SOOC.

 

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Taken on September 14, 2011