Navigational tips and beauty spots around the south-west coast of the Isle of Wight.
Godeton had plundered wine from the wreck of the St Marie de Bayonne in Chale Bay, bound for a monastery in Picardy, in 1313. He was tried in Southampton, found guilty and fined. However the Church court also found him guilty and threatened to excommunicate him unless he built a lighthouse. Godeton died in 1327 but the light, with an attendant chapel, was built. It’s the second oldest medieval lighthouse after Dover’s.