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„Groyne Lighthouse at Sunrise“

from the gallery of David Pringle

The Groyne lighthouse sits atop a short pier built to protect the Harbour Beach at South Shields. The official name for the lighthouse is the Herd Groyne Lighthouse, the word Herd coming from Herd sands which was the original name for the stretch of beach now called the Littlehaven. The iron lighthouse was erected by the Newcastle Trinity House Board in 1882 and was built before the North and South piers which protect the mouth of the River Tyne.

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