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Architectural Heritage
The Pepper Pot lighthouse at St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight.
© Detail taken from: "The Architectural Antiquities of the Isle of Wight", by Percy Stone. The copyright holder has not been traced - if you know who holds the copyright please contact the BBC Legacies Team.
Making light work of wine

You could be forgiven for thinking that the "Pepper Pot" lighthouse, perched some 229m (750ft) above the most southerly point of the Isle of Wight, is a rocket.

The origin of this primitive beacon of light for distressed sailors is as murky as the mists that often shroud St Catherine's Point, its precarious hilltop location.

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