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Lloyds Signal Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Landewednack, Cornwall

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Latitude: 49.9638 / 49°57'49"N

Longitude: -5.1877 / 5°11'15"W

OS Eastings: 171481

OS Northings: 11934

OS Grid: SW714119

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.LGD8

Mapcode Global: FRA 0903.4R3

Entry Name: Lloyds Signal Station

Listing Date: 9 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 64637

Location: Landewednack, Cornwall, TR12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Landewednack

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Landewednack

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 71 SW
9/57 Lloyds Signal Station
Signal station, now dwelling. 1872. Erected and opened by Messrs Fox of Falmouth.
Masonry with white masonry paint covering. Almost square in plan with canted bay
to south-east. 2 1/2 storeys with rectangular window openings, fenestration now
altered. Windows generally asymmetrical with 3 windows on ground floor on south-
west side. C20 porch and 3 windows on north-west side and 2 storeys of 3
rectangular windows in the projecting bay to the south-east with a ground and first
floor window on the left. 5 small rectangular lookout windows are placed below the
battlements of the bay looking seaward. Flat roof behind the battlements. The
timber signal pole has been reduced in height.
Of the 4 rooms on the ground floor 2 were occupied by the Direct Spanish Telegraph
Company, 1 by the Lizard Signal Company and 1 a waiting room. Telegraph office
above. On the flat roof a signalman watched through the 5 small windows.
Communication between the office and vessels was made by semaphore. Outward- and
homeward-bound ships reported their name and other information. The particulars
were then passed to the telegraph room below and sent to the ships' owners and to
daily papers. This removed the necessity for ships to call at Falmouth as they
could receive orders from The Lizard. More than 1,000 ships per month used The
Lizard Station by 1877. Interior not inspected.
Sources: S Pascoe, On the Cornish Coast, 1877. C A Johns, A Week at The Lizard,
3rd Edition

Listing NGR: SW7148111934

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