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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RIBA137385Dawson's Heights, Overhill Road, Dulwich, London

 
RIBA137399All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk

 
RIBA137400All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk


RIBA137401All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk

 
RIBA137402All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the entrance porch

 
RIBA137403All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: side elevation


RIBA137404All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the tower and porch

 
RIBA137405All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of east window with reticulated tracery

 
RIBA137406All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the nave looking towards the altar


RIBA137407All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the side aisle seen from the nave

 
RIBA137408All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the side aisle looking east

 
RIBA137409All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking towards side aisle


RIBA137410All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of side aisle

 
RIBA137411All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of floor tiles and base of pier

 
RIBA137412All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the pulpit and lectern


RIBA137413All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking towards the wheel stair

 
RIBA137414All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the altar

 
RIBA137415All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking towards the side aisle


RIBA137416All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of pews

 
RIBA137417All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: rood screen with 17th century gate

 
RIBA137418All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of pews


RIBA137419All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of floor tiles

 
RIBA137420All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking towards the wheel staircase

 
RIBA137421All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: side aisle


RIBA137422All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking across the nave pews

 
RIBA137423All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk

 
RIBA137424All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk


RIBA137600Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137601Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137602Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: looking towards the rood screen from the nave


RIBA137603Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137604Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137605Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of carved capitals