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Welcome to the Belle Tout Information Resource

In 2007 I tried to buy the Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head by public subscription to open to the public.

Since that time I have been very lucky to continue to be involved with the lighthouse.

I have published The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse. The first time that a book has been specifically written and published about this amazing lighthouse.

The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse, a book by Rob Wassell

Belle Tout has a fascinating history, from our Neolithic ancestors and Roman farming, through to the brave acts of Parson Darby and “Mad Jack” Fuller’s influence that led to the first temporary lighthouse being built. The Belle Tout lighthouse was built in 1832 and decommissioned in 1902, it has been a tea-shop, a home, partly destroyed during the second world war and lovingly rebuilt in the 50’s. Owned and filmed by the BBC, moved due to erosion – and now, Belle Tout has been beautifully renovated and refurbished.

The book is printed in full colour, with 44 pages and 99 pictures, some rarely seen before by most people. It’s an interesting and captivating tale of one of Britain’s most unique buildings.

Click here for more information and to buy online.