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High Lighthouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9445 / 51°56'40"N

Longitude: 1.2886 / 1°17'18"E

OS Eastings: 626116

OS Northings: 232438

OS Grid: TM261324

Mapcode National: GBR VQR.2LY

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.9D27

Plus Code: 9F33W7VQ+QC

Entry Name: High Lighthouse

Listing Date: 30 June 1964

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280598

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366663

Also known as: Harwich High Light
Harwich Range Rear

ID on this website: 101280598

Location: Bath Side, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Harwich

Built-Up Area: Harwich

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: The Harwich Peninsula

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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609-1/3/149 High Lighthouse


Lighthouse, now disused. 1818. By Daniel Asher Alexander. For
General Rebow. Contractor John Rennie the Elder. Of yellow
stock bricks with stone dressings. Tall 9-sided tapering shaft
with stone 'tent' roof with wide eaves overhang and lotus
EXTERIOR: tall cruciform plan chimneystack rises on NW from
stone corbel. 3 adjoining faces to SE one recessed to form
light opening. These 3 faces are organised to form symmetrical
composition, in lower part, with projecting stone slab canopy
surmounted by band of stone blind arches. Below this is a
window and entrance door, on 'first floor' with stone surround
and hood on consoles. Series of irregularly placed windows to
internal staircase with small pane double-hung sashes, moulded
hoods and stone surrounds all with a slight 'Egyptian'
flavour. Flight of stone stairs leads up to entrance and has
wrought-iron handrail with forked balusters of serpentine
profile. Stone slab at entrance is cantilevered. Similar but
plainer door surround at ground level with pair of 3 flush
panelled doors. Circular stone curb, formerly with railings,
around base.

Listing NGR: TM2611632438

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