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The Lighthouse Residential Block, Link Building, Sheds (Now Used As Garage, Engine House for Lights and Stores) and Wall at Anvil Point

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.592 / 50°35'31"N

Longitude: -1.9601 / 1°57'36"W

OS Eastings: 402923

OS Northings: 76921

OS Grid: SZ029769

Mapcode National: GBR 45H.WSM

Mapcode Global: FRA 67SH.N7B

Plus Code: 9C2WH2RQ+RX

Entry Name: The Lighthouse Residential Block, Link Building, Sheds (Now Used As Garage, Engine House for Lights and Stores) and Wall at Anvil Point

Listing Date: 21 March 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108251

Location: Swanage, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

The Lighthouse
Residential block, link building,
sheds (now used as garage,
SZ 07 NW 2/125 Engine House for lights and stores)
and wall at Anvil Point.

Built 1881 by Trinity House. A good group, largely unaltered, consisting of the
lighthouse itself, a residential block, and stores, all enclosed by a Purbeck Stone
wall, the outer face of which is whitewashed. All other structures have rendered walls
and slate roofs. The main residential block is a single-storey building in a slightly
"Tudor" style, reminiscent of contemporary almshouse blocks. It consists of a house
at each end, for permanent staff, and quarters for a relief keeper in the centre. The
main roof is hipped, with a cross-gable in the centre, Four rendered chimney stacks,
with oversailing courses. Windows, with raised cement surrounds imitating projecting
quoins have timber mullions and transoms. At the north end of the compound is a range
of sheds, similar in style to the main block. One is now used as a garage, another
as the engine house for the light, and others as stores. Rendered walls and gabled
slate roofs. The lighthouse is south of the residential block, joined to it by a narrow
single-storey link building. The lighthouse is circular in plan, with one stage below
the light istelf. This lower stage has 4 windows similar to those in the residential
block. Below the light is a gallery, supported on a continuous moulded stone course.
The gallery has cast iron railings with ornamental standards. The light itself has
diagonal glazing bars and a sloping metal roof, finished with a circular drum carrying
a weather vane. South of the lighthouse, with the compound, is a modern Coastguard's
Lookout (not listable). Square stone piers and wood gates to the compound entrance.

Listing NGR: SZ0292376921

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

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