Orfordness Lighthouse to be demolished

PUBLISHED: 13:21 31 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:21 31 January 2020

Orfordness Lighthouse (c) squarecircle, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Orfordness Lighthouse (c) squarecircle, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


There is currently no set date for the demolition but you will be able to purchase the bricks to support the cost of the project

A museum will be created to house the artefacts removed during the £50,000 demolition reports the EADT.

Earlier this month we reported how 2020 might be the last chance for you to visit the lighthouse and that will now be the case as concerns over public safety have forced the hand of the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust (OLT).

The porch is 'wholly undermined' and the cellar wall is exposed as hundreds of years of coastal erosion have finally taken its toll on the iconic building.

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The trust has made numerous efforts to save the lighthouse from the encroaching waters but they have now admitted defeat and the demolition will commence as soon as possible.

The money raised from selling off the bricks will go towards the cost of the demolition while the trust will happily receive donations to help fund the creation of the new museum.

To find out more about the lighthouse and the work of the OLT, please visit this link.

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