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Trinity House


The New Trinity House on Tower Hill
View full size imageA 17th century view of Trinity House on Tower Hill. © NMM

The ancient Corporation of Trinity House in London is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.

It is based at Trinity Square, near the Tower of London, and it provides aids to help sailors navigate.

Trinity Almshouses on Mile End Road.
View full size imageTrinity Almshouses on Mile End Road. © NMM
The aids provided by Trinity House mark some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. They range from storm-lashed lighthouses, like Wolf Rock in Cornwall, to lightvessels and buoys in the English Channel.

Trinity House is also a deep sea pilotage authority and a charitable organisation for the safety, welfare and training of mariners.


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