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St Margaret's Old Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent

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Latitude: 51.141 / 51°8'27"N

Longitude: 1.3761 / 1°22'33"E

OS Eastings: 636255

OS Northings: 143385

OS Grid: TR362433

Mapcode National: GBR X2W.DR3

Mapcode Global: VHLHC.SLV6

Entry Name: St Margaret's Old Lighthouse

Listing Date: 22 August 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178496

Location: St. Margaret's At Cliffe, Dover, Kent, CT15

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: St. Margaret's at Cliffe

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(south Foreland)
St. Margaret's
22.8.66 Old Lighthouse


Lighthouse. Built 1795, rebuilt 1843. Red brick rendered with Roman
cement, with cast iron lantern. Octagonal plan. Two storeys, with
machicolated battlements. Lantern with latticed windows. Two four
centred arched doorways, with entrance porch missing, one leading to
basement, that to right to main stair, with niche between. Interior:
staircase winds inside main chamber, with cast iron floors, the walls
originally panelled and surviving in part. Cast iron lantern, the light
originally floated on a bed of mercury to maintain balance. Glazing
lost. The single storey outbuilding described in previous survey has
fallen victim to the receding cliffline. Sold by Trinity House with the
establishment of the Goodwin Lightship.

Listing NGR: TR3591143305

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

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