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Lighthouse on West Pier

A Grade II Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3277 / 51°19'39"N

Longitude: 1.4215 / 1°25'17"E

OS Eastings: 638461

OS Northings: 164290

OS Grid: TR384642

Mapcode National: GBR X0M.L77

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.LWBL

Entry Name: Lighthouse on West Pier

Listing Date: 30 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086089

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171985

Location: Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent, CT11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Ramsgate

Built-Up Area: Ramsgate

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TR 3864 SW
19/349 Lighthouse on
West Pier
Lighthouse. 1842 by John Shaw. Cornish granite, glass and iron.
Cylindrical column of granite with moulded base and entablature, the frieze
inscribed 3 times: Perfugium Miseris. South western doorway with 3 panel
iron door and date stone over: AD MD CCCXCII. Octagonal glass lantern
with iron cornice ornamented with shells, and with ball finial and weather
vane. Contains 150 watt lamp with stepped lens with light range of 7
miles. Replaced an earlier Benjamin Wyatt lighthouse which had been too
close to the pier head, and damaged by overhanging ships masts. (Busson,
Cap. 3; Matkin, Maritime Thanet).

Listing NGR: TR3846164290

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

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