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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RIBA138260Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at dusk

 
RIBA138261Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at dusk

 
RIBA138262Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at twilight


RIBA138263Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at night

 
RIBA138264Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138265Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam


RIBA138266Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam

 
RIBA138267Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam

 
RIBA138268Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam


RIBA138269Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam

 
RIBA138286Launcelot Fleming House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138287Launcelot Fleming House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge


RIBA138288Launcelot Fleming House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138289Launcelot Fleming House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138290Launcelot Fleming House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge


RIBA138336All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire: detail of window tracery

 
RIBA138337All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

 
RIBA138338All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire


RIBA138339All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, seen from the east

 
RIBA138340All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire: the tower seen from the High Street

 
RIBA138341All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire: the north wall


RIBA138342All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire: the nave looking towards the altar

 
RIBA138343All Saints' Church, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire: the nave and aisle

 
RIBA138370Jubilee House, Putney Bridge Road, London


RIBA138371Jubilee House, Putney Bridge Road, London

 
RIBA138513123-223 Oldfield Grove, Silwood Estate, Rotherhithe, London

 
RIBA138514County Hall and Embankment, Lambeth, London, seen at night


RIBA138515County Hall and Westminster Bridge, Lambeth, London, seen at night

 
RIBA138516Bankside Power Station, (Tate Modern), Southwark, London, floodlit at night

 
RIBA138517Housing, Ladywell, Lewisham, London


RIBA138518Housing, Crofton Park, Lewisham, London

 
RIBA138519Trinity Methodist Mission, East India Dock Road, Poplar, London

 
RIBA138520Clock Tower, Chrisp Street, Lansbury, Poplar, London