The Tidal Observatory is located at the end of South Pier, Newlyn next to the lighthouse, and the pressure points are located on
the seaward side of the pier behind the lighthouse.
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Tide gauge location
Within the Tidal Observatory is a stilling well with a Munro float gauge and a pneumatic bubbler system supplying one full tide and
one mid-tide pressure point.
Both pressure lines and the Munro gauge potentiometer output are monitored by the POL data logger. Set
within the floor of the Observatory is the fundamental bench mark for the UK Geodetic Network.
Click here for information about the significance of the Tidal Observatory.
Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:
- Environment Agency, South West Region
1915 – Cary Porter gauge operated by the Ordnance Survey
1983 – DATARING system with full-tide pressure point
1983 – Cary Porter gauge removed
1983 – Munro float gauge installed
1996 – Mid-tide pressure point installed
2001 – POL data logger installed