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Bishop Rock Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.8729 / 49°52'22"N

Longitude: -6.4455 / 6°26'43"W

OS Eastings: 80707

OS Northings: 6442

OS Grid: SV807064

Mapcode National: GBR BYG0.QGL

Mapcode Global: VGYC8.7GD9

Plus Code: 8CXMVHF3+5R

Entry Name: Bishop Rock Lighthouse

Listing Date: 14 December 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292068

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62446

ID on this website: 101292068

Location: Bishop Rock, off Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: St. Agnes

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Tagged with: Lighthouse

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Tower lighthouse. c1852-1858 by James Walker; encased and
heightened in 1883 by James Douglass, superintending engineer.
Granite ashlar; metal cupola. Circular plan to tapering
6-stage tower. Boarded door and small windows. Bracketed
gallery beneath lattice light with conical roof. Cast-iron
tower of 1849 destroyed in 1850. Not seen. The tallest and
best-known tower lighthouse in the British Isles.
(Hague D and Christie R: Lighthouses: Their Architecture,
History and Archaeology: Llandysul: 1975-: 130-1).

Listing NGR: SV8070706442

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