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Fog Signal Battery

A Grade II Listed Building in Clovelly Bay, Devon

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Latitude: 51.1724 / 51°10'20"N

Longitude: -4.6799 / 4°40'47"W

OS Eastings: 212758

OS Northings: 144880

OS Grid: SS127448

Mapcode National: GBR GTTL.938

Mapcode Global: VH2S3.TSTL

Plus Code: 9C3Q58CC+X3

Entry Name: Fog Signal Battery

Listing Date: 7 October 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104917

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91987

Location: Lundy, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

Electoral Ward/Division: Clovelly Bay

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lundy

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1938-0/2/10 Fog Signal Battery


Fog signal battery. Circa 1861 for Trinity House. Dressed
granite, gable-ended, now roofless. Small single cell
rectangular building on platform projecting from cliffs.

Exterior: One storey. Gable end facing sea has square
splayed gun- port and granite raking buttresses at the
corners. Sides each have a small square window, splayed on
the inside, and the side facing the cliff has a wide doorway.
All openings have granite lintels.

Interior: All openings in walls have wooden frames. Floor is
paved in brick and has granite tracks sloping down to
gun-port for gun-carriages. The 2 George IV 18-pounder
cannons are now situated outside flanking the battery on iron

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 in circa
1861 on cliffs below. The installation included cottages for
the gunners (Battery Cottages qv) and a Magazine and Privies
(qv). In 1878 Trinity House substituted guncotton rockets
for the guns and in 1881 it was even considered that the
lower lights 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

Listing NGR: SS1275844880

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