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Latitude: 55.6438 / 55°38'37"N
Longitude: -1.6109 / 1°36'39"W
OS Eastings: 424591
OS Northings: 638983
OS Grid: NU245389
Mapcode National: GBR K365.1P
Mapcode Global: WHC0G.7D5R
Entry Name: Lighthouse on Longstone
Listing Date: 22 December 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1234462
English Heritage Legacy ID: 410375
Location: North Sunderland, Northumberland, NE68
Civil Parish: North Sunderland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
NORTH SUNDERLAND LONGSTONE
NU 23 NW
5/178 Lighthouse on
Lighthouse and Keeper's cottage. 1826 by David Alexander for Trinity House,
Newcastle, enlarged later C19 by Joseph Nelson. Ashlar and dressed stone,
painted red and white. All the buildings are set on a tall, dressed-stone
base, rounded in plan with a segment-headed doorway in alternating-block
surround. The base has a bold, roll-moulded top.
Tall, 5-storey circular tapering lighthouse with small, square openings in
raised surrounds. Platform with iron railings below the light. The light
has trellised glazing bars. Small domed roof.
Lower rounded extension on east side for foghorn.
To right a single-storey, 2-bay cottage, rounded at each end. Segment-headed
12-pane sashes. Door on left return. Roof hidden by parapet.
Of great landscape value and famous for its association with Grace Darling (18l5-42)
daughter of the keeper who with her father rescued five people from the wreck
of the Forarshire in 1838.
Listing NGR: NU2459138983
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