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Lighthouse on Longstone

A Grade II Listed Building in North Sunderland, Northumberland

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1234462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 410375

Location: North Sunderland, Northumberland, NE68

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: North Sunderland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

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Listing Text

NU 23 NW
Farne Islands
5/178 Lighthouse on
Lighthouse on
Longs tone
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

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

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