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Former Railway Lookout Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Limehouse, London

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Latitude: 51.512 / 51°30'43"N

Longitude: -0.0349 / 0°2'5"W

OS Eastings: 536459

OS Northings: 181059

OS Grid: TQ364810

Mapcode National: GBR K4.FVN

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.B8W7

Entry Name: Former Railway Lookout Tower

Listing Date: 27 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206095

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E14

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Limehouse

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Anne Limehouse

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(West side)
Former Railway
Lookout Tower
TQ 3681 17/656

Mid C19. Former railway lookout tower on a straight line to Fenchurch Street.
The former Blackwall Railway Line joined the Fenchurch Street Line at the junction adjacent to the tower. Used in the post semaphore era of signalling.
Octagonal shape. Stock brick with white brick and stone dressings. Brick blocking course above stone cornice. 3 windows on alternate faces. Chimney now at rear.

Listing NGR: TQ3645981059

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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