The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex
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The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse
by Rob Wassell

In 2007 I tried to buy the Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head by public subscription to open to the public. Since that time I have been very lucky to continue to be involved with the lighthouse.

I have published The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse. The first time that a book has been specifically written and published about this amazing lighthouse.

The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse, a book by Rob Wassell

Belle Tout has a fascinating history, from our Neolithic ancestors and Roman farming, through to the brave acts of Parson Darby and "Mad Jack" Fuller's influence that led to the first temporary lighthouse being built. The Belle Tout lighthouse was built in 1832 and decommissioned in 1902, it has been a tea-shop, a home, partly destroyed during the second world war and lovingly rebuilt in the 50ís. Owned and filmed by the BBC, moved due to erosion - and now, Belle Tout has been beautifully renovated and refurbished.

The book is printed in full colour, with 44 pages and 99 pictures, some rarely seen before by most people. Itís an interesting and captivating tale of one of Britainís most unique buildings.

Click here for more information and to buy online.


More Information

If you would like to find out more about Belle Tout and what Rob Wassell did to try to buy it then visit the Belle Tout Lighthouse Information Resource.

Would you like to stay at Belle Tout?

The Belle Tout Lighthouse is now a unique bed and breakfast, offering guests a wonderful and memorable stay in one of the most beautiful locations in the country.

Visit the Belle Tout website

Fascinating fact

Pharology (named after Pharos, the famed lighthouse of Alexandria) is the study of lighthouses and signal lights. Those who study lighthouses are known as Pharologists


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