Margate harbour, Kent

Lighting the Way 

Images of Lighthouses from the RIBA Collections

Of the many navigational aids lighthouses are perhaps the most symbolic and, frequently by virtue of the need to construct them in wild and rugged locations, some of the most challenging to build.

This article about five very different lighthouses from 1543 to 1960 is accompanied by the gallery below showing the wide range of images of lighthouses held in the RIBA Collections.

All of the images are available to download, purchase or license as well as other images here with a nautical theme.  

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RIBA4496Playing football, Avebury, WIltshire

 
RIBA4497Roadside advertising for Olivetti sales, Rome

 
RIBA4498Pirelli advertising along the Milan-Turin autostrada


RIBA4499British Library, 96 Euston Road, St Pancras, London: glimpse through the main portico entrance into the main courtyard of the sculpture depicting Newton by Eduardo Paolozzi

 
RIBA4500Holloway Prison, London: C Wing, 'the black cathedral'

 
RIBA4501Parliament Hill Lido, Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead, London: the main entrance on Gordon House Road


RIBA4502Ffynone, Dyfed, Pembrokeshire: view of the reconstruction

 
RIBA4503Ffynone, Dyfed, Pembrokeshire: view of the reconstruction

 
RIBA4504Ffynone, Dyfed, Pembrokeshire: view of the reconstruction


RIBA4505Fiat Lingotto Motor Factory, Turin

 
RIBA4506Fiat Lingotto Motor Factory, Turin: view of the track for testing finished cars on the roof of the factory

 
RIBA4507Southrow, Blackheath, London: the main entrance to the flats seen from the courtyard


RIBA4508The Hall, Blackheath, London: Hall 2

 
RIBA4510Southrow, Blackheath, London: the living room of one of the maisonettes

 
RIBA4511Southrow, Blackheath, London: bathroom


RIBA4512The Hamlet, Corbishley Road, Bognor Regis

 
RIBA4514Village Centre, New Ash Green, Kent

 
RIBA4515Cedar Chase, Rectory, Road, Taplow, Buckinghamshire


RIBA4516Village Centre, New Ash Green, Kent

 
RIBA4517The Hamlet, Corbishley Road, Bognor Regis

 
RIBA4518Fieldend, Teddington, London


RIBA4519Over Minnis, Zone 1, New Ash Green, Kent

 
RIBA4520Lambardes, New Ash Green, Kent

 
RIBA4521Main Library, George Square, University of Edinburgh


RIBA4522University post-graduate library, Edinburgh: the enquiry desk

 
RIBA4523Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children, Banstead Wood, Surrey: the wards with French windows opening out onto the sun deck

 
RIBA4524Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children, Banstead Wood, Surrey: perspective view of the design for the new hospital block


RIBA4525Shaw House, Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children, Banstead Wood, Surrey

 
RIBA4526Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children, Banstead Wood, Surrey: frontispiece of the publicity brochure showing Shaw House surrounded by woodland

 
RIBA4530Michael Wilford


RIBA4531Hallfield Primary School, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London

 
RIBA4532Church of the Holy Cross, Akhtamar Island, Lake Van

 
RIBA4533Royal Palace, Caserta: view of the formal gardens from the great cascade