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South Foreland Lighthouse

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

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Latitude: 51.1404 / 51°8'25"N

Longitude: 1.3711 / 1°22'16"E

OS Eastings: 635911

OS Northings: 143305

OS Grid: TR359433

Mapcode National: GBR X2V.KGJ

Mapcode Global: VHLHC.QL7N

Entry Name: South Foreland Lighthouse

Listing Date: 23 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101512

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178497

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)
South Foreland


Lighthouse and outbuildings. Built 1793, rebuilt 1843. Rendered, with
slate roofs. Irregular octagon with flanking wings. The tower is of 3
storeys on a plinth, with machicolations and battlemented parapet.
Lantern with ball finial and weather vane. Single storey outbuildings
with plinth and parapet and low hipped roof with 2 cast iron chimney pots.
Projecting canted bay window on main facade, and projecting return wing
both with pediment-shaped parapets and Trinity House emblems. Linked to
tower by short wing with four centred arched doorway. Main entry to
tower with pointed arch on attached shafts. With the first permanent
electric lamp in the country (installed 1872, only the Lizard Light is
more powerful on the south coast).

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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