The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond is a private corporation governed under a Royal Charter, responsible for the provision and maintenance of navigational aids, such as lighthouses, lightvessels, buoys, and maritime radio/satellite communication systems. Trinity House’s world famous lighthouses are often sited in spectacular locations, performing a vital role in the safety of mariners in all weathers
Trinity House maintains over 60 lighthouses around England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. These highly visual aids to navigation range from isolated offshore towers exposed to the open sea – such as Eddystone, Bishop Rock or Longstone lighthouses – to shore-based stations with cottages and gardens in some of the nation’s most beautiful locations, such as Lizard, Bardsey, Nash Point and Peninnis lighthouses.
Amongst their assets is Eddystone Lighthouse, where the university of Plymouth has been evaluating the extreme logistical constraints of lighthouse operations and the feasibility of using instrumentation to understand the response of the lighthouse to wave loads.