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Latitude: 51.1729 / 51°10'22"N
Longitude: -4.6785 / 4°40'42"W
OS Eastings: 212853
OS Northings: 144928
OS Grid: SS128449
Mapcode National: GBR GTTL.9QS
Mapcode Global: VH2S3.VSJ7
Entry Name: Cliff Path Wall to Battery, East North East of Battery Cottages
Listing Date: 7 October 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104916
English Heritage Legacy ID: 91986
Location: Torridge, Devon, EX39
Electoral Ward/Division: Clovelly Bay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Lundy
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS14SW BATTERY POINT
1938-0/2/13 Cliff Path Wall to Battery, East
North-East of Battery Cottages
Path walls to fog signal battery. Circa 1861 for Trinity
House. Granite rubble, dressed on corners with granite
rubble coping. Low walls on the outward sides of path which
zig-zag down cliff to the Fog Signal Battery (qv) and Battery
Cottages (qv). Some of the granite sets survive with gutters
to drain the surface water.
Note: The Old Lighthouse (qv) is situated at 470 feet above
sea level and was often obscured by fog. In an attempt to
solve the problem a fog signal battery was built on the
cliffs below. The installation included cottages for the
gunners and a magazine and integral privies reached from the
top of the cliff by this path with its walls. In 1878 Trinity
House substituted guncotton for the guns and in 1881 it was
even considered that the lower light of the Old Lighthouse
should be moved to the Battery. Bells, hooters and whistles
were also experimented with but The Old Lighthouse and
Battery were eventually abandoned in 1897 when the North and
South Lundy Lighthouses (qv) were built. (Lighthouses, their
Architecture, History and Archaeology:D.B. Hague and
R.Christie; Lundy:A and M Langham).
Listing NGR: SS1285344927
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