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The North Foreland and South Foreland are two chalk headlands on the Kent coast of southern England, overlooking the Strait of Dover. The North Foreland forms the eastern projection of the Isle of Thanet, and the South Foreland is 5 km (3 miles) northeast of Dover. Both present bold cliffs to the sea, and command beautiful views over the strait. On the North Foreland (51°221′ N 1°27′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=51_221_N_1_27_E_)) there is a lighthouse, and on the South Foreland (51°52′ N 1°23′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=51_52_N_1_23_E_)) there are two. The Needles, part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation Chalk is a soft, white, porous form of limestone composed of the mineral calcium carbonate. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Satellite image of the Strait of Dover The Strait of Dover (Fr. ... William Cobbett in 1827 when he rode to the Island The Isle of Thanet is an area of northeast Kent, England. ... Arms of Dover Borough Council This article is about the English port. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...

Two naval battles of the Anglo-Dutch Wars are called the Battle of the North Foreland after the cape: The French battleship Orient burns, 1 August 1798, during the Battle of the Nile A naval battle is a battle fought using ships or other waterborne vessels. ... The painting Dutch attack on the Medway, June 1667 by Pieter Cornelisz van Soest, painted c. ...

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A light was first exhibited at North Foreland in 1499, but the first real lighthouse was built by Sir John Meldrum in 1636.
North Foreland Lighthouse came into the hands of the Trustees of Greenwich Hospital in 1719, they used the surplus from the light dues for the upkeep of the hospital for the benefit of seamen.
North Foreland was the last Trinity Lighthouse to be automated when it was converted to automatic operation at a ceremony attended by his Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
Trinity House | Events & Leisure | Visitor Centres | North Foreland (177 words)
Established in 1499, North Foreland Lighthouse marks the Southerly entrance to the River Thames and warns mariners of the treacherous Margate Roads.
North Foreland was the last manned lighthouse in the United Kingdom when it was converted to automatic operation in November 1998.
North Foreland is located 1.2 miles north of Broadstairs on the B2052 coastal road, close to Joss Bay.
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