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Trevose Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Merryn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5492 / 50°32'57"N

Longitude: -5.0351 / 5°2'6"W

OS Eastings: 185078

OS Northings: 76563

OS Grid: SW850765

Mapcode National: GBR ZG.NDL2

Mapcode Global: FRA 07BM.470

Entry Name: Trevose Lighthouse

Listing Date: 20 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397271

Location: St. Merryn, Cornwall, PL28

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Merryn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Merryn

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 87 NE
1/275 Trevose Lighthouse


Light house. 1847. Built by Jacob and Thomas Oliver and sons of Falmouth. White
painted masonry.
Plan: Circular tower with low single storey entrance block flanked by 2 low single
storey dwelling blocks in overall 'V' shaped plan.
Exterior: White tower of approximately 87 feet with parapet walkway and lantern
surmounted by weather-vain. Single storey pedimented entrance block with central
entrance flanked by 2 low single storey dwelling blocks with C20 windows.
Interior: Thick fog prevented full inspection and internal inspection at time of
Fog signal not installed until 1882 when it was given its first major overhaul and
Ingrey, J. St Merryn, its bays and byways 1983
Pevsner N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall, 2nd edition, 1970
Mudd, D. Cornish Sea Lights, 1978

Listing NGR: SW8507876563

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